About A Girl: Valentia Vos’ One Seventy FourJuxtapoz // Saturday, 11 Sep 2010
Unlike a typical fashion shoot, Vos got to know the girls and tried to make them feel comfortable and open. The honestly is reflected in the relaxed vibe of the photos along with the fact that few of the photos were re-touched by Vos, a rarity indeed in today’s competitive model world.
“It's about new faces; I photographed 23 young models. During these photo-shoots I tried to let the girls be themselves instead of the models they are supposed to be. I did the styling myself in combination with the models' clothes. I spent the day alone in my apartment with the models.
“Because it was just me and not a whole team, the models really opened up to me. We drank some tea and walked around the neighborhood, it really was a relaxing way of shooting. Just me and the model...well, preferably, the girl. The photos in my book are barely Photoshopped, if not completely un-retouched-the girls didn't need that, anyway.”