What is your editor ID on Mendr?
• How long have you been editing?
• How did you learn to edit?
I was a studio manager for Lachlan Bailey here in NYC and decided to leave to start retouching. The only way to learn is to do so I just started freelancing at various studios and with other freelancers. I went to the International Center of Photography here but mostly shot film and didn't really learn anything about retouching there.
• What is your ‘day job'?
I'm a professional freelance retoucher
• What do you enjoy most about editing?
The people I get to work with and the lifestyle. I get to work from home a lot and make my own schedule.
• What are your favorite types of edits?
I like comping most of the time...it's like a puzzle.
• What’s the longest you’ve ever spent editing a single photo?
Weeks....I did a job for Jimmy Choo a few years back and it was insane...the extensions and comps were excessive and it literally took several weeks (there were maybe 15 images) and several freelancers that I had to hire to help to get the job done.
• Can we see some before/after examples of your work?
I have a few up on my profile but unfortunately I really can't show before and afters or I won't get work from my clients anymore. You can check out my website though with stuff I've worked on recently! You'll have to use your imagination for the befores abbyharrison.com