Jay Paganini

Jay Paganini is a Seattle based photo retoucher, born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. After a decade of working abroad, Jay has built a comprehensive understanding of traditional photographic and darkroom techniques along with years of experiences on both sides of the camera.

Jay’s approach to retouching is subtle and sophisticated, producing results that look natural, clean and professional. Her communication style is efficient, thorough, and organized.

With meticulous attention to detail and expertise in light and
color, she achieves exceptional results in the atmospheric construction of an image. Jay is curious and bold, looking to image manipulation as a conduit for making the invisible-visible, the impossible-possible, and the complex-simple.

Her skills range from basic image clean up, color and contrast correction to more advanced body composition adjustment, smoothing of hair, skin and fabrics, removal of objects, color grading, and complex compositing. Skills include working knowledge of all the latest digital technologies and whenever possible Jay utilizes non-invasive, non-corruptive retouching techniques as much as possible.


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