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Old Father Thames

Retouch Project

Telling the tales of the Thames

Fine-art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten first became fascinated by the River Thames when she moved to England from Germany almost thirty years ago.  Known for her unique and dramatised style of photography, Julia set out to bring to life the infinite tales of London’s mighty river.

The Thames has played a huge role in the capital’s history. Having provided a source of transport, food and leisure to the people of Britain and the rest of the world for hundreds of years, it’s no surprise the river has earned its nickname of ‘Old Father Thames’.  Through her lens, Julia has captured individual stories of life, death and even surprise visitors to the shores of the city. 

Happy Finish’s represented retouch artists Nick Nedeljkovic and Stefano Cherubini worked on bringing Julia’s snapshots to life.  Nick and Stef enhanced a variety of images from the series, each requiring a slightly different style of retouching and composition to match the stories behind the raw photography.  

Click on each image below to learn more about the tales of the Thames and the role the river has played throughout history.    



Photographer: Julia Fullerton-Batten

Retouch Artists: Nick Nedeljkovic and Stefano Cherubini

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