Homage to Liz Taylor

Homage to Liz Taylor

Liz Taylor and George Hurrell, 2 great names well known to fans of both the cinema and photography. When Scott Nathan contacted me about working on this image and told me he wanted to make this an homage to Liz rendered in George’s classic style I loved the idea and...
Makin' it Real

Makin' it Real

How do you photograph a line of custom shoes before any have been made? Last Fall Nike partnered with Pendleton Woolen Mills to create a line of custom shoes to be featured on their NikeID website. The only trouble was since these were custom shoes, none of the them...
X-Men Character Poster

X-Men Character Poster

I love working on movie posters! There is something cool about working on a campaign for a big block buster movie like the latest chapter in the X-Men series. Last Spring I had the pleasure of working on this character poster featuring the young and old Magneto for...
Relaxed Glamour

Relaxed Glamour

Relaxed glamour should look effortless. But we all know true glamour takes work. So when Dallas based photographer Stewart Cohen, who creates some wonderfully glamorous shots, needed someone to add a touch of Photoshop Magic to make this image look effortless he...
16 bits to the Rescue!

16 bits to the Rescue!

Ask any retoucher what their number one arch nemesis is and they’ll probably say “Banding”! You know them, those curving lines separating each band of color as the tones go from light to dark. These bands are caused when each step in color stands...
Naami Mohamed with Rick Rose

Naami Mohamed with Rick Rose

Bringing out the best in a Beauty shot like this calls for keeping the retouching work subtle. The trick is to strike the right balance between perfect and human. And this demands paying careful attention to make sure the skin keeps that natural texture while bringing...
She's Alive! with David Zaitz

She's Alive! with David Zaitz

When David Zaitz got the assignment from Dailey Advertising to create some photos for an upcoming campaign featuring Alive Multi-Vitamins he knew he’d need a little extra magic to get just the image he envisioned. And that was when he called me. The idea behind...
Gary Oldman with Michael Murphree

Gary Oldman with Michael Murphree

When it’s a shot of someone like Gary Oldman it’s gotta look great! So when photographer Michael Murphree got the assignment to shoot Gary he called on me to help make sure everything looked just right. With shots like this much of the work involves making...