Unfiltered Beauty (15 photos)

Los Angeles-based Michael Shmidt isn't just a fashion photographer, he's an artist too. Looking at his photos, it's apparent that Shmidt prefers his scenes to look as natural as possible. None of his shots appear forced. In fact, his models seem comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera.

Notice that Shmidt focuses more on capturing emotion than he does on crispness or clarity. The cloudy effect adds an appealing texture to his shots…

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Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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