Transformation Tuesday - 14th Nov '17

Transformation Tuesday - 14th Nov '17

So my blog is now over on a brand new platform! Which is exciting for me, as I get to faff about with stuff, but means sod all for everyone else. I'd like to get a bit of input for the name, as 'Retouching Blog' is pretty crap really, and I've always been absolutely terrible at naming things. Except my cat. So the title and url of this blog are temporary until I (or you) come up with something better. Help?! Winner gets one free image retouch? Haha!

I wanted this post to contain fun image sliders and the such, but it turns out that Format (the platform my website is with) is pretty naff and still hasn't implemented the ability to insert html (I've been in a state of I'll-stick-around-because-I-like-them-but-if-they-don't-add-it-this-year-I-swear-I'm-gonna-jump-ship for the last four years now) So you were going to have to have side by side images instead. HOW BORING. So I stayed up until...*looks at clock* 3.03am (let's face it though, it'll be way later when I eventually do bugger off to bed) setting up a new blog on a platform that does allow html, but also has templates that I like, because although I'm comfortable with a certain amount of coding, I'm not up to building a whole sodding thing from scratch. So here you have it!

Have you noticed I'm more sweary on here? I may be quitting smoking for the second time this year, and a tad cranky...

While Sundays are for skin texture, Tuesdays are for before and afters! 

Everything's sparkly in the mornings, the temperature is sub zero after midnight, and I've been sleeping with a scarf on. Jon Snow was right. Winter is here.  So to warm you up I've got some tropical images for today! I retouched these for Andy Hoang back in August, which was a lot of fun. I've been working with Andy for a few years now, and it's always great to receive images from him, so this was no exception! 
Looking back, there are a few things I would have done differently, and a couple of things that are niggling at me, but what creative is ever 100% happy with their work 3 months later? I still really love these, and plan on asking Andy for a couple of prints for my kitchen!

Photographer: Andy Hoàng
Art Director: Charlotte Buchan
Model: Laura EggingFirst Model Management
Makeup Artist: Gemma Huh
Nail Artist: Grace Kingsley
Retoucher: Catherine Day
Makeup Assistant: Lucie Minty
Lighting Assistant: Michael Wright
Studio Assistant: Mike Bigger

Check out that pineapple getting nice and beefy! I've gotta say, I'm kinda craving a pina colada right about now. Even if it is...4.55am. My Tetley Immune Boost Super Green Tea in tropical flavour will be just as good... *side eye*

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This one wasn't really worth having a before/after for, despite a lot of compositing going into it, I just really like it and wanted to include it!


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