Unfiltered, models and their everyday lives

Soup caught up with six popular models in their personal spaces, to show a glimpse of their lives behind the glamorous facade projected by media and fashion. Photographer Vijit Gupta and I followed these women over a period of four months to document them as they went about their regular days, shopping for vegetables, meeting brokers or sometimes, doing nothing at all. The project is an attempt to capture an honest idea of beauty without the trappings of glamour, photoshop and objectification.

Pallavi Das, Bazaar Road, 7th Nov 2015

Mariette Valsan and her adopted cats, at home in Chapel Road, 9th Nov, 2015

Dayana Erappa and friend over poha and sol kadhi, Prakash Snacks, Dadar, 27th Jan, 2016

Sona Goldar, fish market, Bandra West, 15th Dec 2015

Arshia Ahuja, Andheri East, 20th Dec 2015

Namrata Sheth at home with her mother and grandmother, Juhu,  24th Feb 2016

Photographed by Vijit Gupta

Written by Meera Ganapathi