According to Amy Dresser, photo retouchers are parasites in the photo industry – without photographers, people like her wouldn’t exist. Yet retouching has never been more prevalent, and we increasingly blur the line between photography and illustration. As a professional photo retoucher, Amy’s attitude is not to make any image perfect; keep the character, but remove what might be distracting.
Ralph Gibson has achieved worldwide acclaim as a photographer for more than four decades. A champion of individual expression, Gibson urges photographers to develop a personal style by following their own instincts. He has worked exclusively with the Leica for almost 50 years and here is an exclusive interview for Leica Camera.
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Join host David duChemin as he discusses one of his own images from Kathmandu, Nepal, and the sequence of sketch images that lead to the final image. About the Image is a podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process. Don't miss an episode! Add the RSS feed to your browser: About the Image Podcast Series