Retouching of “Sheep on the Row” Fashion photography by Robert Fairer for GQ Magazine.

It was a dreary, wet October day, when “The Campaign For Wool” turfed the renowned Savile Row, London with grass and built a pen for a flock of New Zealand sheep. It was a dramatic and entertaining shoot and a truly compelling vision to promote wool production in the fashion industry. Being on location with Robert Fairer was a helpful way to understand his style and approach to photography, which I think is part of a successful post-production process. This was a demanding but fun project. One of the images for press was required for a same-day deadline so I brought my kit and retouched on location in a portable setup in a nearby office.

 

Architectural retouching of New York’s Guggenheim Museum interior.

Architectural retouching animation for one of my photos of the interior of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. A good capture makes for light post production work.

Architectural retouching animation for one of my photos of the interior of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

As you can see – a good capture makes for light post production work. Just the way I like to work with my own photography.

I had the pleasure of visiting the iconic Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York back in September 2012. I didn’t realise which building the Guggenheim Museum was in but when I arrived I instantly recognised this very iconic architectural landmark. I really love the “spiral concept” of this building.

Retouching and photography on Nike Airmax 720 creative.

This animation video shows the process of retouching and photography on the Nike Airmax 720 “just go bigger” creative – changing model/colourway. The elements of the original creative where textures allowed for just manipulating colour and density were kept and re-coloured. For the majority of the shoe I had to photograph the new model matching the angle and integrate this by compositing this into the existing creative. I also had to recolour and do some changes to the original background to keep it all in line with the new colourway.

The project was done for the European branch of Nike and withe the London based design agency Village Green Studio. In the end we did four different new models – three of which had to have separate photography due to different textures and materials of parts of the shoe. Village Green Studio also created a new creative which I was involved with the retouching of. Some of these will be added to my DigiSurgeon website soon.

NFL Action Group Retouch.

Also soon to be available in my retouching portfolio – www.digisurgeon.co.uk

Another step-by-step animation video showing post production/retouching on a project with Village Green for Nike Brand Design – with 3D elements by Ben Koppel – campaign showcasing the jersey designs for American Football NFL (National Football League) – This was an additional activation combining four individual players to create an action group portrait.

Here showing Melvin Gordon (Los Angeles Chargers), Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs), Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks), LeSean McCoy (Buffalo Bills).

Step-by-step production animation of retouch process on Nike NFL campaign.

Post production/Retouching on Nike American Football NFL - Allen Bernard Hurns Jacksonville Jaguars

Soon to be available at my retouching website – www.digisurgeon.co.uk

Step-by-step animation showing post production/retouching on project with Village Green for Nike Brand Design with 3D elements by Ben Koppel – campaign showcasing the jersey designs for American Football NFL (National Football League) – Allen Bernard Hurns – then playing for Jacksonville Jaguars.

Retouching of Nike Campaign for American Football NFL 2017 Jersey.

Group - M Gordon, T Kelce, R Wilson, L McCoy - Nike American Football NFL Team Kits.

Time for an update. A new set of images are being prepared to be shown on the DigiSurgeon website – have a look at the images and a read about them below, and watch out for the “making of animations” and “elements” coming on the website soon.

Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks - Nike American Football NFL Team Kit
Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks.
Navarro Bowman San Francisco 49ers - Nike American Football NFL Team Kit
Navarro Bowman San Francisco 49ers.
Allen Bernard Hurns Jacksonville Jaguars - Nike American Football NFL Team Kit.
Allen Bernard Hurns Jacksonville Jaguars – Nike American Football NFL Team Kit.
Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs - Nike American Football NFL Team Kit.
Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs.
Odell Beckham New York Giants - Nike American Football NFL Team Kit.
Odell Beckham New York Giants.
Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams - Nike American Football NFL Team Kit.
Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams.
Group - M Gordon, T Kelce, R Wilson, L McCoy - Nike American Football NFL Team Kits.
Group – M Gordon, T Kelce, R Wilson, L McCoy.
Group - C Matthews, L Williams, D Carr, T Gurley - Nike American Football NFL Team Kits.
Group – C Matthews, L Williams, D Carr, T Gurley.

Last year I had the pleasure of working on a project for USA based Nike Brand Design through the London based design studio Village Green. The campaign was for showcasing the NFL (National Football League) kit for all the teams. We were tasked with creating an atmosphere that would go across all the images and also a treatment for the players and getting some energy into the static images – they wanted a way to show motion and flow of movement. A myriad of ideas were presented and it was a fun process to go through – from the very simple to real extreme treatments were shared with the Nike Brand Design team. The final route that was selected, which involved the use of a 3D rendered effect of the jersey breaking up over the shoulder area in line with the movement of the athlete. This treatment got coined “particle breakdown” and was then carefully integrated with the athlete photography and had additional treatments/effects added to it. Another 3D element was the dust used in around and over in front of the athletes. The main Art Director/Designer at Village Green for this campaign was the brilliant Tom Fearn, and the 3D artist was the excellent Ben Koppel.

I’m LIVE!

I am very happy to announce that the DigiSurgeon website is now live at last. A complete new look which is much easier to navigate and include additional information about the case studies which I hope will be helpful.

Below is an animation showing a simplified build-up of one of the featured showcases you will find on the new website. This specific project was the Nike Aeroswift  Football NTK (National Team Kit) launch campaign created by Village Green Studio for Nike Brand Design.

More info about this project can be found here.

I hope you will enjoy my new online portfolio for retouching / post production, and stay tuned for more updates both on this blog and on the DigiSurgeon website.

The new DigiSurgeon website is under production.

Telemark skiing in Kaltenbach, Zillertal, Austria.

One of the featured projects on the newly designed DigiSurgeon website.

The new website is still under construction but a beta-testing site is now live. And here is a preview of one of the case-studies production videos that will be on the finished website. It’s a composite of images from Zillertal in Austria creating a dynamic image of Telemark skiing on the slopes of Kaltenbach.

 

More can be seen on the test-site http://beta.digisurgeon.co.uk