Showbiz & Music Retouching

Showbiz & Music Retouching

This is really an extension of portrait retouching but perhaps a bit more iconic, especially for the album covers. This is mainly retouching for the UK music industry and media, so if you’re from over the Atlantic you might not recognize too many, apart from maybe Adele. I adapt my style to the brief and the artist’s persona. Generally, my style is punchy, making the artist look strong, glamorous, vibrant and dead cool! These are REAL people and they should be recognizable, while looking amazing.

 

I like the variation of ages and the fact that it’s not always pretty young things, but also real people with a fair few late rock’n roll nites behind them. In this showcase there are some artistes who I knew had a reputation for taking a strong stance in the media against over-manipulation, and I really have had to work very sensitively. I feel twice as honoured when they are happy with my retouching. When I retouch a ‘famous face’ I usually google-image them first, to get to know the face at all angles. There can be a lot of politics involved in this kind of retouching work, with a LOT of people art-directing you, often in different directions. In music retouching – where there are big labels and several agents and interests involved – keeping all options open is half the job. That means keeping the retouching non-destructive – or editable, as I like to call it – just like a multi-track recording. I can then ‘remix my tracks’ pretty easily.

Want to see it as a lightbox? BACK TO SHOWCASE PAGE

 

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