High End and fine art retouching

Retouching is all about making the impossible, possible. Its a meeting of creativity and technology, its taking the best elements of all the most engaging photography and turning it into a beautiful image, one that stays with you, evokes great memories and fills the senses with a uniquely natural look.

Behind enemy lines

Travelling with my friend and colleague Roy out of Reykjavik and along the south coast of Iceland, I was reminded of a DC-3 that crashed landed after running out of fuel in 1973. We took a lonely unmarked road off the main highway and came upon the wreck. To help tell the story I created my own homage to the stricken plane..

Piscis Metallicum

Piscis Metallicum is a very Steampunk driven image. Each cog needed to have some interaction with the body of the fish. In my mind the mouth parts work and the canvas fins actually help to propel the fish through the water. But cogs need power so the lightning conductors drive electrical power deep into the heart of the workings.

I built the fish from scratch in Photoshop using many metallic finishes, cogs, screw heads and metal plates all of which I obtained from Adobe Stock.

one last fish

I found the elements to this image on a royalty free stock site. I had always wanted to include a dry riverbed in an image, I love the shapes of the cracks in the mud and the delight on the faces of the boys, finding and spearing one last fish contrasts beautifully with the desperation of their surroundings.

Castle on the hill

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wave hurricane

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thunderblade

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