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Portrait | Kate Nauta, Monroe Alvarez, Sarah Tyer & Sarah Mutch by Graham Dunn

Half of You – Photographer Graham Dunn captures four models in natural light for this intimate series of black and white portraits. Wearing no frills hair and make-up by Juxta, Iris Moreau and Ermahn Ospina, the girls hide nothing in front of Dunn’s lens. Models Kate Nauta, Monroe Alvarez, Sarah Tyer, and Sarah Mutch (LA Models) offer their striking looks with a sense of calm and poise.


  1. laura

    September 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I feel confused about how it changed from being so busy to being so cleaned up that it looks completely fake…

  2. Daiane

    September 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    wow, their eyes are too photoshopped. it’s actually distracting.

  3. Ella

    September 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    unfortunately this is a failed attempt at re-creating the same style as steven chee’s work for the ellery gazette.

  4. JLB

    September 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    @232ab51dbbf142d787b3f2942cafa55a:disqus  – the last girl just doesn’t have the freckles of the first…as for the eyes @Dalane:disqus – you see that a lot in natural daylight…they are very commanding eyes tho, i agree.

  5. Eliah

    September 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    i agree, looks like very inconsistent retouching here

    • ThisIsMyFace

      September 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      I don’t think it’s retouching, but filters.  Whether post or lenses, I don’t know.  

      I like the images individually, but the differences among them ruin the flow.

      • ThisIsMyFace

        September 20, 2011 at 4:55 pm

        Actually, going back up and just looking at the whites of their eyes — THAT’s definitely retouching.  Toooooo much retouching.

  6. Haidee

    September 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    so pretty

  7. Juliusgregorio

    September 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    It’s a mix of both. Eyes are super white (whiter than any other part of the image) skin is smoothened but overall picture is oversharpened giving you this fake texture on the skin and looking like noise/film grain to replace the detail they removed via smoothing. This is a classic example on how the images as beautifully captured by photographer, are ruined by the use of poor photoshop (which is more noticed more than the beauty of the photo).

    • Juxta

      October 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      I actually worked on this shoot and saw the originals in raw – their eyes are actually that white bc of the natural light. He actually didn’t retouching the eyes at all.

      • Juxta

        October 9, 2011 at 6:27 pm

        Sorry – iPhone issues. *retouch

  8. Alexander Bagration-Davidoff

    September 20, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    fukin overps-ed but not so bad )

  9. Alice Falson

    September 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm


  10. Guest

    September 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    nice images unfortunately bad retouching

  11. Samantha Collie

    April 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Looks like a heavy blue filter was used in post-production and then highlights were whitened too much. Pity, I love seeing freckles not hidden!

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