- Hackney Downs Studios 17, Amhurst Terrace
- E8 2BT London
- Tel: +44 (0) 75 6391 0208
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- colour management
- creative post production
Art Works is a creative retouch studio that supports creatives in realising their vision in Fashion, Advertising or Art. We pride ourselves on outstanding client experiences with efficient, responsive workflows.
The Art Works team have extensive knowledge of technique, creative grading and lighting. Inspired and informed by contemporary and classic imagery from diverse fields on both digital and film, we have a wide, well-rounded repertoire to draw from.
Digital modernism or analogue romanticism, we have the finesse to exceed client’s expectations in any direction.
All images have been manipulated or interpreted, whether by one’s own eye, digital sensor or by a film emulsion. It is impossible for two people to view the same image. They will both have different intellectual perceptions and different abilities in eyesight. The image creator is therefore freed from the mechanical reproduction of their surroundings to create new realities.
Still imagery takes a moment in time and makes it permanent. In that stillness we notice details that would otherwise elude our gaze. The shape of bodies, the redness of hands, the skin imperfections as cameras capture are all ruthlessly shown. A naturalistic view of retouching aims to match the viewers perceptual experience with that of the unmoving programmed recording device, the camera, in the same way that film emulsions are designed. Fantastical realities are unlocked by the process too and only bound to the creativity of the image-maker.
With this freedom, the image creator realises that retouching is not about creating perfected images, but rather of expressing their view (or fantasies) of reality. Retouching should be viewed and directed as a creative tool.
All imagery is art in its own way and making great art works.
Art Works: Latest magazines
spotlight magazine Jun 2017 photo post production & cgi
Art Works Post Production offers bespoke retouching services to clients within fashion, advertising and art image making.
"We focus on crafting image colour and grading to allow our collaborators’ work to stand out from the crowd. Wide-ranging industry experience informs our practice: a keen eye for editorial creativity is coupled with professional efficiency and polish to deliver an exceptional client experience for all levels of the creative and production team."
Recent highlights include delivering two campaigns for Nike global emerging markets, a menswear campaign for Mango Man, a global advertising campaign for Rimowa, and collaborating on editorials commissioned by i-D magazine, L'Officiel Hommes Italia, 10 Magazine, Hercules, Vogue Russia, Interview Magazine and Marfa Journal.
showcase magazine May 2017 london issue 649
Art Works retouching
art works is a boutique retouching studio based in London, specialising in creative retouching and grading for photographers, brands and agencies worldwide.
Open since September 2016, art works has a fast growing team and is agile with the capacity to deliver large scope projects.
Recent highlights include delivering two campaigns for Nike global emerging markets, a menswear campaign with Matteo Montenari for Mango, a global advertising campaign for Rimowa, and collaborating on editorials commissioned by i-D magazine, L'Officiel Hommes Italia, 10 Magazine, Hercules and Marfa Journal.
The art works ethos is simple: "whether digital modernism or analogue romanticism, we aim to exceed clients' expectations in their chosen direction."