This is beautiful. You and Zephyr always make beautiful photos. I agree photographers don't need to retouch all the time. Sometimes the best photos are the ones with the smallest lighting alterations or none at all. I'm an illustrator/ photographer myself and try to get all my lighting perfect so i have no need to retouch, although sometimes i need to the slightest.x x x
Thanks. I guess it depends how you define 'retouch'. I mean I used lightroom to get the white balance and contrast etc right. But I don't really think the whole clone stamp, dodge and burn, flattening of skin texture etc is neccesary. It kind of creates this false realtiy/standard of beauty that kind of sucks.
good lighting helps also ;]
I have to agree completely, the clone/ dodge/ burn stamps shouldn't be needed and the flattening of the skin just makes the model look like a barbie doll. while balancing the white and contrast- simple readjustments are more natural and can create beautiful images