For over five years, I worked as a printer and retoucher at BDi - one of the last commercial colour darkrooms in London. Through BDi and Brian Dowling, I was able to work closely and intensively with a range of photographers, art directors, agencies, magazines and museums.

My career in London began on the cusp of the digital/analogue divide - the transition from film to digital, and its subsequent return to analogue. Blending the best of analogue techniques with digital technology led to a unique way of creating visual imagery with a particular emphasis on working with colour.

I have been fortunate enough to have worked on some truly amazing projects with the most wonderful people. People work with me when they need someone who is technically proficient with colour, when they’ve exhausted all their knowledge of analogue/digital techniques, and especially when they know they need someone who is able to take the work to the next level and see it through no matter what. Sometimes it also makes sense to have your stills retoucher do the colour on your moving image!

For inquiries or just to say hello, drop me a line at :

rj@mapabooks.com

Work can be seen :

Another, ArtReview, Abrams, Assouline, BBC, BFI, Blinder Films, Canterbury, Conde Nast, D La Republicca, Guardian, Harpers Bazaar, Dazed, i-D, John Lewis, Town and Country, Magnum, MACK, National Portrait Gallery, Geemente Museum, Magnum, Ogilvy, The Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, Victoria and Albert Museum, Vogue, Wallpaper.