About me

Senior Retoucher with 20+ years experience at the top level of the industry.

I have worked with the world's leading photographers, agencies, galleries, magazines, and brands to produce high-end imagery for commercial sale, advertising, publication, and exhibition.

I have a particular focus on retouching and grading for fine art, but my retouching experience and capabilities encompass all types.

Way back in the late 90's I left school and started working as a C-41 processor and c-type contact printer at LTI in London, where I was trained by Jeremy Ramsden and Cosimo d'Aprano.

Pretty soon after that I moved over to BDi and did a two year apprenticeship under the esteemed Brian Dowling, where I would make on average of 500 contact prints every day and began doing enlargement prints.

At both these labs I was fortunate to work with the absolute cream of the world's fashion photographers, and developed a keen eye for colour and an appreciation for the more technical side of printing and post-production.

I transitioned into digital when I joined Goldenshot in 2001, and within a year I was made the Head of Digital Print (at a mere 21 years of age). This was were I honed my Photoshop skills, mainly working with YBA's to produce exhibition prints.

I took a few years out to get a degree, and ended up working as a teacher/Head of Department in a 6th form college for a couple of years.

I returned to post-production with a brief stint at The Printspace in London before joining the team at the world leading Metro Imaging as a Master Printer/Retoucher. I was at Metro for five great years and worked on a wide array of amazing projects, everything from advertising and fashion through to major national exhibitions. I also mastered inkjet and direct to media printing whilst at Metro, one of only two staff who worked across all media (and the only one who did high-level retouching).

I also have strong ecommerce experience, and am currently the Senior Retoucher at Pro:Direct Sport. Here I have overseen the entire technical development of the £100m retailer's retouching workflow from the ground up, including developing a custom Photoshop panel to automate their Photoshop processes.

> 20,000+ hours professional retouching

> 1,000,000+ exhibition grade prints produced

> Exceptional colour grading skills

> All forms of retouching: creative, skin/beauty, fashion, ecom, editorial, advertising, fine art, product, and restoration

> Pre-press & CMYK

> Javascript for Photoshop - custom panels and workflow automation

> Team management

I am available for freelance projects, please get in touch.


adobe creative suite, C-Type, Creative Direction, creative retouching, darkroom, Direct to Media, HTML, Image Retouching, inkjet, javascript, Management, Photoshop, Pre-Press, Printing, Programming, Retouching

Sector Experience

Advertising, creative retouching, E-Commerce, Fashion, Fine Art, Painting & Sculpture


Grand Prix de la Découverte 2013 - printed Richard Ansett's winning entry


Channel 4, David Bailey, Dazed Group, Jeurgen Teller, Magnum Photos, Mizuno, Natural History Museum, Nick Knight, Sam Taylor-Wood, SHOWstudio, The Face, The Guardian, Time Out Group

2nd ranked Retoucher
studiopro:Tim was verified as a studiopro on 23rd July 2020
Top 25 Retoucher Project featured:Nike Fire and Ice Pack
on 3rd July 2020
Project featured:Fire
on 29th July 2020
Project featured:Creative Retouching for Just Do It Pack
on 30th July 2020
Tagged Job Titles
Perm, Freelance, Temp-Perm, Part time, Remote
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Creativepool member since 2 July 2020