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I grew up on the outskirts of Annapolis, MD and I fell in love with photography in high school. Graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor's of Visual Arts/Photography, I found myself torn between two interests: crime scene photography and fashion photography. I was getting ready to accept an unpaid internship with the Ba… Read More
I grew up on the outskirts of Annapolis, MD and I fell in love with photography in high school. Graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor's of Visual Arts/Photography, I found myself torn between two interests: crime scene photography and fashion photography. I was getting ready to accept an unpaid internship with the Baltimore County Police Department, when fashion photographer Roy Cox offered me a paying job as his assistant. I was his first full time employee and ended up playing an integral role in his company. It was there that I learned the art of retouching. For three years I was involved in the production and retouching of some of the largest commercial campaigns in the tri-state area. Through these experiences I realized that my true passion had shifted from creating images in a camera to completing them on a computer.

In 2006, I started my own freelance retouching career. Having the internet at arm’s reach allowed me to work with clients around the world. My work has since appeared in over 50 publications worldwide including Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Esquire, and GQ.

Once an afterthought, retouching is now an integral part of the creative process, and is often factored into the shoot itself. It’s recently gotten a bad rap with some images raising concerns about healthy body image, especially for young girls. But I've got news for you, some of those models actually do look like that! Retouching isn’t always about “fixing” flaws, though. Just as often, it's about expressing ideas that are beyond the reach of a camera alone.
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    Roy Cox Photography — Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Freelance Retoucher, Graphic Artist
    Mandy Strong — USA
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Publications:
Vogue
Elle
Cosmopolitan
Seventeen
Marie Claire
ESPN
VIBE
Inked
Zink
In Fashion
GQ
Esquire
Stylecaster
Bullett
Future Claw
In New York
Metro.Pop
Nylon
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