We’ve all become so accustomed to the glossing over, the smoothing out, the fixing up, that to see so much as a stray fallen eyelash in a fashion shoot can take us aback. There are arguments for both sides, of course: the art of photography and of retouching have become closely intertwined, and as for what moves or sways us as viewers can come down to interfering a little with reality. Still, there are times when to see a completely raw and untouched set of photos is enough to leave an impression. A bit of underarm stubble or bumpy skin seems not just truthful but ultimately daring of the photographer. Manfredi Gioacchini’s shoot RAW sees models Veronika Vilim & Daniela Botero un-madeup, naked, and flawed. The use of the latter word is not meant as criticism: the point is, we’re all flawed. It’s what makes us us. It’s like Leonard Cohen famously said: There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.. Click the thumbnails for full pictures: Gioacchini’s shoot leaves in the cracks to let in the light. Check out the full shoot by clicking on the thumbnails and browsing the gallery.