I've been a big fan of Valerio Schmidt ever since I laid eyes on him (admittedly not that long ago), but I'm not so sure what to think about these photos Nico Ernst took of him for Fucking Young magazine. I just think the whole thing is overly styled, overly painted and overly Photoshopped. Of course, isn't that usually the case with fashion photography? Still, even though the pictures below are are artifical as the ones above, I prefer them. Is it just that he seems more like a human being in them? Less like a china doll?