JIM LINDÂ is creative photo retoucher and rising star in my Universe. After our first meeting one Saturday over a cup of coffee, I was so excited to share his work with my clients that it launched idea for this post. Jim’s exceptional images are showcased in these photographs, part of a retrospective book on the work of the acclaimed fashion designer Guo Pei. Published by Rizzoli in the Spring of 2018, ‘Guo Pei – Couture Beyondâ€™ features 130 original images created by HOWL Collective for which Jim is the Creative Director and photo retoucher. Within the collective, Jim’s role was to conceptualize the images, as well as the elements needed to be photographed separately, and then bring all those elements together seamlessly in retouching. Due to the delicate nature of the garments, a good amount of compositing was needed to execute the concepts, while protecting the fabric from the harsh outdoor environments. This body of work was photographed in the hot and humid states of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. With my lifelong passion for Alice in Wonderland, I thought this first image was the perfect introductory.
â€¢ Photos by Elliot Ross & Forest Woodward
â€¢ Creative Director / Retoucher: Jim Lind
â€¢ Producer: Patrick O’Brien