Ever wondered what goes into a complicated composite, or just intrigued to watch a curious dance of birds, brushes and bongos? This is a speeded up insight into making 'Migration Season', an image from my Surreal Fashion series.

Whilst shooting at a quirky location in London I had the notion of doing something surreal in post-processing with the bird wallpaper. I didn't quite know exactly what, but this video shows how I select from all the shots, including a bank of shots I took of the birds, and brought them together, 'to life', in Photoshop. Upon completion, the final piece then becomes part of two magazine features including April 2012's Vogue Italia.

I started editing this 3am after the shoot, editing non-stop through the next day. The whole process in reality took about 9 hours - but that's with all the decision-making involved too. This is the most detailed I have ever shown my post-processing workflow online.

Produced and edited by Miss Aniela
Music by Matt Lennard

Dress by Queen of the Wild
Model is Katie Johnson
Styling by StyleCreative, HMU by Kaylee Yasmin.

Shot at the Roost, London, on one of my Fashion Shoot Experience events (fashionshootexperience.com)

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