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.
Stephen Kennedy, Photographer: 314-621-6545