James, I am curious, on the last image - the design is clearly intricate and requires a skill, but how much "stray hair Photoshopping" could one expect from the "best" hairdresser?
Is this mostly handled in post or on the live model?
All of the hair designs require a skill. Actually the bottom less than the top.
This is one of the hardest, because it looks simple, but simple is hard.
post work on hair should be minimal. If it's a lot you blew it.
The last image actually doesn't have a lot of work, some on the garment, obviously some on the direction of the vignette and the coloration, very, very little on the face.
The makeup is either directed or done by my partner who is our producer but a tremendous makeup artist. She even developed her own base to match the lighting for a specific glow.
Nobody can make a face glow like Ann.
The top image I posted earlier has virtually nothing on the hair, or than cleaning up some stray hairs and lightly filling in one spot.
It actually has only a few spot clean ups on the face, though the legs needed some work because of veins that happens sometimes depending on talent.