Smooth it Over

Can you retouch me?

This is a question I hear on too many corporate sessions.

I always answer that I can use Photoshop to change anything and everything. This comes with the caveat that maybe I’m not the best judge of a person’s visage.

Those that ask never want their clothes to look snazzier. They don’t want a more healthy-looking complexion. They simply want to look like a younger version of themselves.

I can deploy technology to turn back the clock, even to the point of freaking out the person who asks.

Just because one can doesn’t mean one should. Then again, I don’t live in that world where simulations and artifice rule.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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