Welcome, my name is James. I'm here to make your life easier and to make your work look great. Based in New York with passport at the ready. Thanks for visiting!


I'm always happy to share what I know. Recently I published a digital online course in the advanced use of Adobe Lightroom. It can be found on the excellent website Digital Tutors. Check it out and tell me what you think.


What I Do

Being a retoucher and a digital tech means that I know how important it is to correctly capture a photographer's images the first time, so that as your retoucher I can spend more time making your pictures look amazing and less time fixing mistakes made on the set. My tools: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, digital backs and DSLR tethering.


Who I Am

Born and raised in England, I first moved to Los Angeles and then New York in pursuit of a career in the photography industry. In 2009 I attended the full-time program in New York at the International Center of Photography and discovered my passion for photo technology and the art of retouching. Since then I have worked as a retoucher and digital tech for Harpers Bazaar, Elle UK, Glamour, New York Magazine, Wallpaper* and many others.


My Work

Here are some examples of my retouching taken from various clients within the last three years. I specialize in editorial and fashion portraiture with an emphasis on natural looking hair and skin, and interior design/architecture . Sometimes things on the set can't be moved or altered, and that's where my ability as a retoucher really kicks in. Like magic, it will be gone (or shrunk, or moved...!)

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