- portrait photography & headshots
- high-end photo retouching
- creative portrait photo manipulation and composite photography
- fine art nude and Japanese calligraphy body art
My pricing is custom set for every photoshoot. It depends on the type of shoot, time involved, additional expenses, etc. Please contact me directly for an estimate price. I put a lot of emphasis on professional high-end quality photo retouching, and I believe that photo editing is a essential part of my vision as an artist. Most people do not realize how tedious and time consuming professional portrait photo editing can be if it is to be done properly. Beauty lies in details and those take time to be perfected. I edit all my photos manually in Adobe Photoshop, without applying any automation or presets, such as popular automated skin smoothing plug-ins, which make skin appear blurred and with significant loss of details textures. Each and every person that I photograph and the mood contained in single images inspire me to edit every image in a unique way, and I truly enjoy giving my photography art personal style. I shoot with a creative vision of editing that will fit the mood of the photo, the occasion, and your personality. I am an artist, not just a photographer, and to me taking photos is merely half of the process of creating amazing images. Please view my videos which not only display my photo editing skills, but more importantly show that I go above and beyond conventional photography. If you would like to have amazing life long lasting memoirs from your trip or stay in Tokyo, then you should consider the quality of my service. If you would like to read more about my view on photography, photo editing and my etiquette of working with clients and models please refer to the blog section on this site. To view my entire photography and visual arts portfolio please click here.
Portrait photography is all about natural body language captured in light that complements the mood and personality of the model. Anything else can be edited and fixed in post processing. If you would like to read more about complexity and the necessary skills behind the art of photo retouching have a look at my article here. Photography is a visual art, and should not just be a tool for documenting human faces. Photographer should be able to capture what others cannot see, and photo retouching is there for finalizing such artistic vision. This video is a timelaps showing 3h long proces of creative portrait photo retouching, if you are not acquainted with the art of editing have a closer look and perhaps you will appreciate this modern form of art.
If you prefer more natural photyo retouching I can easily do it as well. Some of my clients, like artists, performers, actors, or models, require natural looking and life-like images for their portfolios. Here is a timelapse of retouching workflow in photoshop that produces natural and less edgy results.
Phtotshop is far more than just an editing tool, it helps to materialize my artistic vision. Traditional portrait photos are great, but how many people that you know have fantasy-like or sci-fi portraits of photos? I can not only capture a great portrait photo of you, but also convert it into an artwork.