Hi! My name is Valeria Farinella. Not Caro, not Procione. My job is diving into oceans of fragile pixels and carefully adjust them.
People don't like retouch very much –they say it's fake. They don't know that very often it's the raw photograph that looks fake.
Retouch is not about hiding what is obvious, it's about hiding what's unnecessary.
I don't erode skin surface, I don't give entirely new shape to bodies, I don't smooth precious wrinkles. I love when retouch layers blend into face naturally.
I believe in a respectful, conscious retouch that preserves uniqueness and humanity.
Oh, this was me when suffering from acne. The only before and after of my portfolio.
these were the last two editorials I've shot before I realised I only wanted to be a retoucher.