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He is really the king of photo retouching in the world of Fashion, as famous as Gisele for models, or Eugene Souleyman for hair, or Charles and Ray Eames for retro modern chairs and Frank Gehry for banged-up roofs when it is for the Guggenheim.
You have seen his work a million times, but actually never noticed it. All the top ad campaigns run through his 80-staff retouching studio in lower Manhattan and he works with a lot of celebrities on retainer so when they appear on a magazine cover, he makes sure they don’t really look human.

There is a excellent article about his this week in the New Yorker. I forgot to mention, there is almost always something red in his retouching.

He also can make your leg longer, make your neck like your 20 year old, or make that street wider and may be just plug a new dilapidated building so it looks more dramatic. I almost forgot to tell you his name.

It’s here

Here is a few sample of retouching that will let you wonder what is really real and what is not.
airfranceseagullscs6.jpg

gucci-fall-winter-2008-2009-womens-mens-ad-campaign6preview.jpg

hermes-fall-winter-2008-2009-ad-campaign-mariacarla-bosconopreview.jpg

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