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Snap Snap Braid

Behind the scenes of a test with Lara de Koster. This amazing hair was done by the ever-talented Marlene Olsson. What did we do with this look? You’ll have to wait and see :)

S xx

2016-02-03 Lara Test 170


Retouching For Stafford Ellinson

For the last few years I have been lucky enough to work on the campaign shoots for Stafford Ellinson and Anthony Squires (as first assistant), but this year I was also given the responsibility of retouching the campaign images. This seems pretty straightforward, but retouching suits is a painstaking activity that requires a lot of time and patience. I had to do a lot of fabric work, which can be tricky when there is pattern involved. Each image had at least 5 hours of work, some had double that.

The client wanted the images to have a slightly surreal feel, kind of Mad-Men inspired. So I went heavy on the retouch to give the model an almost unreal appearance. I’m happy with how the image came out, and so was the client. They went to print too, so everyone on the team was given a copy of the catalogue, which I thought was very nice.


Here they are looking sharp on the website! How exciting!

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 3.55.23 pm

Working with the Stafford team is always fantastic, and I genuinely enjoy the shoot day and coming together to create great images. I’m looking forward to working with the brand again in 2016!

Photographer: Saville Coble @ Blue Tree Studios