Behind Every Great Photographer is a Great Retoucher
Birdseye earned an MFA in photography before embarking on a successful career in retouching. I started 4x5 large format film long before simulating the creative process using digital technology," says Jon, who credits his hybrid analog/digital education for his ability to render authenticity." I work to finesse the technology rather than having it determine the output."
As retouching has taken on a greater significance, Jon finds himself operating more frequently on set. This vantage allows him access to the creative team’s artistic vision. “I might work with 14 frames to produce one image but I first need to interpret what the photographer and art director are after. This can be quite nuanced. I mean, blue means something different to different people.”