Editing backwards

While scrolling through the internet in 2010, I saw an image of a child. It was raw, natural and documentary like. It sparked a love for capturing beauty. Over the past few months I found myself over editing pictures. Perfecting the image lost the very essence of humanity, flawed and beautiful. A picture must be polished but no one is perfect. In efforts to gain the rawness of my imagery back, I tested out editing backwards. Since switching things up, I’ve seen more texture and rawness in my photos. We can’t edit out the things in life that connect us all, simply real, simply human.

  • Color toning

  • Gray layer dodge and burn

  • Blemish removal

  • Skin macro dodge and burn