Opulent Russian-inspired retouch project for Vogue Arabia
Objective: Retouch a series of images for the February ’18 issue of Vogue Arabia. The editorial, “The Hermitage Look”, was the first ever fashion editorial shot in The Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photographer Luis Monteiro therefore wanted to ensure that our retouch artist, Rob Dewey, retouched the images in a way that reflected the grandeur of the architecture.
Our Approach: Rob decided on a triple threat approach of light correction, colour balance and colour grading when it came to the retouching process. The ornate, regal colours of the baroque interior were adjusted to intensify the reds and golds of the pillars and staircases. By bringing out the colour detail of the model’s clothes and makeup, Rob was able to add to the majestic story.
It was important for me to do some research into the Late Baroque era to ensure I could add a grade that preserved the palatial architecture.
Rob Dewey, Retouch Artist