Christopher started carrying an SLR camera around in his teens, using community darkrooms to bring images to life before moving on to art college. He ran a small studio in East London before making the jump to retouching and joined Happy Finish as a represented artist in 2009.
After getting his Fine Art degree with a focus in Painting and traditional photography techniques, John moved to NYC. While working as an art handler/scanner he discovered Photoshop and he never looked back. Since than John has worked for many studios throughout NYC, Chicago, LA, and Portland which he now calls home. In the 18 years that John has been working with Photoshop, he has been lucky to have been a part of major advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Valentino, Tommy Hilfiger, David Yurman, Disney, and Annie Leibovitz. When not in the studio you can find John recording music, painting, hanging out with his family and spending way too much money on Sushi during the weekends.
Ryan gained valuable experience in the world of advertising working as an Art Director in Dublin before moving to London to pursue a career in retouching, where he could combine his love of photography, illustration and creative advertising to create striking imagery. Ryan joined Happy Finish as represented artist in 2010 and has since worked with top brands and photographers from around the world.
Originally a photographer, Mihaela switched to retouching in 2012 when she joined Happy Finish as a represented artist - since then she has been learning from the best and continuously developing her skills and portfolio. Mihaela has a passion for advertising imagery and still life retouching and has worked with Nike, Omega, Arthur Woodcroft and Matthias Buchholz amongst others.
In 2009 after 2 years freelancing as an illustrator, Fay landed an opportunity as a freelance Assistant Retoucher at Happy Finish, working under the supervision of Tim Ashton. After just over a year of assisting, Fay began to take on her own jobs and clients as a represented artist. Using everything she had learnt from Tim and her background skills in illustration, Fay is able to add creative flare to all the jobs she works on.
After completing a BA and MA in photography & visual communication, Tim worked as a digital artist, illustrator, and photographic assistant. Tim decided to go freelance in 2004 and has been represented by Happy Finish since 2005, working with many of the world’s top advertising agencies & photographers.