Brooklyn-Based emerging photographer
kate edwards on fashion photography,
retouching, hip part-time work and her
PIX: You’re currently working at Vs. and The Deli magazines in addition to shooting.
How has this influenced your own work?
KE: It’s nice to have a variety of opportunities to learn new things, make new experiences
and meet interesting people who have succeeded in the industry. I knew I had a lot to learn
about being a photographer when I moved to New York a few years ago, and I am finding that
each job I have or person I meet helps me to learn something about myself.
PIX: You’ve done quite a bit of retouching. Do you enjoy it?
KE: I actually love retouching. I imagine how I want something to look, and how I want someone to feel when they view the image. You can definitely go overboard with retouching. The key
is to find the right balance between your own vision and using Photoshop as a tool to getting
there. I try not to use it when I don’t have to... I think that’s the hardest part, knowing when to
not retouch your photographs.