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EPM Magazine Cover

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Sooo excited to see some of my retouching work gracing the cover of Elite Property Management / Elite Agent Magazine. Featuring the fine folk at Melbourne Real Estate (MRE) South Yarra.

The photographer is James Braund. I assisted on this shoot, and also did the lighting and retouching. It was such a good day, especially capturing the group shot which contained over 30 people! Read about our efforts in James’ blog here. (You might even spot me in one of the behind the scenes photos!)

Below is the retouched group shot, which was not only inside the magazine, but is going to be printed on metal, at a gigantic scale!

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Stafford Ellinson AW16

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Seeing my work in print or publication never gets old, and I’m so pleased to see some of my retouching work has been released on the Stafford Ellinson website. The studio that I am part of regularly works with the team at Stafford, and I have recently had the honour of retouching the images that are selected for the campaign. I worked as the assistant on this shoot too, which was really helpful for the retouching because I knew exactly what the desired outcome was during the pre production, shooting, and post production stages. Saville Coble, my mentor, was the photographer for this campaign.

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There were a lot of images in this campaign, so the retouching took a lot of man hours (being chained to my desk.) I also happened to be doing a month of ZERO caffeine, so coffee was not an option.

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I’m really happy with the way these shots came out, and the client was thrilled too. They are already live on the website, and might appear in store or on a billboard as well (but I’m not sure about that yet!)

In any case, I loved working on this campaign, and look forward to my next retouching job with the Stafford team. Here are a few more shots from the campaign.

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Seeing your work in print is exciting.

Seeing your work really large in a shop window, unexpectedly, is REALLY exciting.

Look what I saw when walking through DFO yesterday. I do not claim to be the photographer here, but I worked as an assistant to Saville Coble on this campaign for Stafford Ellinson. I also did the retouching, so I feel like I was part of this final image.

How exciting!

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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!

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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