I'm a full time professional retoucher and image editor with over 13 years experience using Photoshop. Most of my work involves fashion and product retouching, creating composite images and special effects.
In addition to my work I do occasional teaching in Photoshop and Illustrator, usually remotely but am just as happy with one to one tuition or a full group.
I also do a lot of photography and consider myself semi-pro as mostly it's for fun, though I do some professional work for bands and clients needing product images.
I live part time in Malta where I do the same work, mostly freelancing for Media Consulta Ltd (Malta) and am constantly travelling between the 2 countries.
Most of my life I've also worked on and off as an artist, mostly painting portraits in oil or pastel. I think this experience gives me an ability as a retoucher to be able to improvise where needed and re-create elements within an image that may be missing or lacking in detail. I literally paint into the image as though I were working on a painting.
I'm more than happy to work on a TF basis and help people out as much as help myself, to that end, I'll always go the extra yard or two to get things right rather than cut to time because I'm not being paid enough! I love my job and favour results over income every time. That said, I do need to make a living!
In addition to general retouching my work also covers:
Eye bag removal
Background removal including sophisticated hair masking
In the digital world, anything is possible! That's not to say that I can do anything and everything, but I will always try...
Every image that leaves my 'studio', regardless of the brief, will be clean. So if you ask me to retouch skin, you'll get that, in addition, your images will be free of lint and loose threads on clothing, the background will be clean, I'll sharpen to meet your intended output needs etc.