Making the complex simple
Photography by Ludwig Shammasian
The Retouchers is a London based creative retouching house specialising in stills post production for Film & TV, Sports, Advertising and Editorial.
Our vision is to bring brands and productions to life in the simplest way possible. From complex compositing to create images, through to colour grading that affect emotions, our advice is as valuable as our technical skills.
As well as post production we are often involved in pre production meetings to ensure that the right shots are captured in the right way for subsequent key art and visuals, thus saving time and money.
The Retouchers stay current with industry trends and the ever-growing expectations of audiences for high-quality production values, delivering stunning images to bring your vision to life.
Founder and Creative Director, Vahakn Vorperian, is a leading light in the stills post production industry, having spent the last decade working with some of the biggest global clients, including Disney, Nike, Sky, Netflix, Channel 4, BBC, ITV, BT, Sony and Sony PlayStation to name but a few. Previously represented by global retouching houses Saddington & Baynes and Happy Finish, he was one of the first in the industry to incorporate CGI in stills post production and is recognised in Lürzer’s 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide 2021/22 and 2023/24. In addition, he has been selected as a judge for the prestigious D&AD Awards.
"I have worked with The Retouchers on a number of quite complex key art campaigns. Often these shoots involve multiple part composites with a high end finish to bring all the elements together.
They have always done this brilliantly creating work that is not only harmonious and sympathetic to the photography but is also dynamic and eye catching in its appeal. I would highly recommend working with The Retouchers on any project."
“They had us at hello… Having worked with The Retouchers talented team across numerous projects within the last year, we can attest to their fantastic composite skills, rebuilding low-resolution visuals to his hi-res print ready standard, with an incredible attention to detail and taking the creative to the next level.
They have a very attentive account management team, and would highly recommend them.”
“V is a pleasure to work with, efficient, creative, and always friendly. We’ve worked together on a lot of projects and each time he produces amazing work. I strongly recommend working with V and The Retouchers”
"I’ve worked with V on different projects and it’s always a wonderful experience. He sticks to timings and delivers incredibly high quality re-touching that really gives our imagery the wow factor."
"I’ve worked with many retouchers over the years but V has risen to the top to become our go-to retoucher based on the great results that he always delivers.
He gets the brand, he is very collaborative and a pleasure to work with and technically can tackle even the most demanding briefs. He is, as far as I’m concerned, a wizard."
"The Retouchers are a dream to work with. Quick to understand the vision, they instinctively know how to elevate any piece of work, whatever the level of complexity or crazy idea.
If you can think it, they can handle it.
We are always blown away by the standard of execution. But it’s more than just the quality, it’s the ease of getting there.
It’s true to say that they are one of Halo’s most valued creative partners."
"It was an absolute pleasure using The Retouchers' services, we certainly intend to use again in the future.
They demonstrated creativity, precision and expertise in every step, everything we were hoping for and more. With a process like this, the execution of the brief was above expectations.
A massive thanks to all involved."
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