I have been a retoucher for over twenty five years. Originally, I was a hand - retoucher working with transparencies on a light-box using bleaches and dyes, then progressed to working digitally when the transition from conventional retouching to digital took place.
I have worked in both major colour labs and repro houses with top creative photographers, graphic designers and ad agencies in the UK. My work has appeared in most leading fashion, beauty and style related publications and on billboards across the country.
Before starting my own company in 2004, I had successful working relationships with advertising agencies such as AMV BBDO, BMP, Redwood, McCann Erickson, Emap, Winkreative, Ogilvy & Mather, J Walter Thomson, Bates, Burrows and Saatchi & Saatchi.
Advertising campaigns have included Renault, Marks & Spencer, Deutsche Bank, BT, Volvo, The BBC, Sainsbury’s, Douwe Egberts, MFI, Clarks and Guinness.
I work with the latest edition of Photoshop (CC 2023) on a powerful Mac Pro with 32 GB of memory viewing on a fully calibrated Eizo colorEdge CG277 screen.
Working from my studio at home and using a file transfer system enables me to be available to my clients remotely at all times and to work with customers all over the world!
What people say
"Joanne really has taken the pressure off our post production work load - leaving us free to do what we love, taking photographs. We have worked with Joanne on a number of photographic commissions from furniture sets, to porcelain. We always recommended her to other professional photographers because she is totally brilliant at what she does and makes us look even better (!?), is thoroughly professional, cost effective and local."
Abi Cockroft - Owner - Media Wisdom Photography Ltd
We have been working with Jo now for many years, her experience, skill and friendly approach has made her a pleasure to work with. She has always helped us create high quality images that look polished, which is so important for an online platform such as ours. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jo to any other business looking for a brilliant and friendly retouching service.
Patroula Waters Coles - Managing Director - Lily Belle