Quirky retouch project for Channel 4’s Derry Girls
Objective: Retouch a set of images to promote Channel 4’s new sit-com Derry Girls, giving them a cross-processed 90s feel to tie in with the period of ‘The Troubles’ in which the show is set.
Our Approach: Our retouch artist Vahakn Vorperian had previously worked with photographer Adam Lawrence back in the days of film photography – so they were both familiar with the cross-process technique and keen to give this project a similar vibe. Vahakn pushed the images to really give them a depth and colour, creating believable snapshots into life in Ireland in the 1990s.
It was important for me to do some research into what the Derry Wall and Corner looked like - the murals are very significant and of their time, and it was vital to get them exactly right.
Vahakn Vorperian, Retouch Artist