SMOOTH Retouching is Simone Strano, freelance retoucher and digital operator based between Rome and Milan.
Working with international photographers and art directors, Simone has provided creative post-production services on an extensive range of international brand campaigns and magazine editorials.
Simone works to provide services tailor-made to each client by utilising realistic image manipulation, composition, grading and high-end retouching.
His creative mindset and problem-solving skills ensure the final image fully delivers the client’s vision, from the simple retouching of a photograph to the production of billboards.
As a Phase One certified professional, Simone has been working professionally as a Digital Operator for the past nine years. Using his experience and the latest technology, Simone delivers a smooth, stress free digital workflow with a reliable file handling methodology to ensure all your files are safe.
Simone prides himself on being able to integrate seamlessly into the team, supporting and advising as needed whilst allowing the creative process to take place at the pace of the art director and photographer.
As a retoucher, Simone has the experience, fine attention to detail and excellent technical knowledge to anticipate and resolve problems during a shoot thus ensuring the shots produced are optimised for retouching.
His understanding of both continuous and flash lighting allows him to assist on set as well as to manage the capture process.
He also provides the optional services of on-site retouching to aid creative decision-making.
Recent clients include BVLGARI, Ferragamo, Dior, YSL, NARS, Perricone, among others.