My first photography exhibit is going on currently in the UBC SUB Art Gallery. We had a fantastic reception Thursday and its up until November 29th. Check it out if you’re at UBC.
Anonymous asked: Why don't you retouch your photos at all? Not drastically, just mega zits and stuff.
This is a great question! It’s something I’ve thought of before. I’m sad though that you had to ask anonymously. I’m happy to answer your question, but if you want, I welcome you to use the tumblr mail so we can talk privately.
I don’t do touch ups on “mega-zits and stuff” because I don’t believe it’s a necessary part of the photographic process. I will desaturate the redness of zits sometimes, but that’s as far as I want to go. I’m here to create photographs of real people; I’m not here to create an ideal image of a person. If I was doing fashion photography or the photo wasn’t about the person, I might fix some stuff. Also believe it or not, people don’t notice things as much as you think. I know I’ve had zits that I thought were super obvious, and then have them dismissed by people as “nonexistent”.
I hope that answers you’re question. Like I said, feel free to use the tumblr mail, Facebook etc to contact me non-anonymously. Also if you happen to be a person who I’ve taken a photo of and you really want me to remove zits from it, I’d be more than happy to do that for you.