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Spotlight On: Jan Wischermann

The Art of Retouching Jan Wischermann may be new to the Capture One Brand Ambassador program, but he is no stranger to the multi-faceted every evolving world of images. Since the ripe age of 17 years old, the Düsseldorf-based creative has always had a fascination for images, particularly image manipulation. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that he is a full-time retoucher, but his journey to retouching for Elle and Harper’s Bazaar took some time. We spoke to him about his experience from graphic designer to art director and now retoucher. The Beginning It all began with two teenage boys playing an NHL-themed video game and deciding to create their own personalized jersey. “I was 17 and already keen on manipulating images,” said Wischermann, “Since we could not have our own style of shirt, we decided that we had to find the graphic files, and once we found them, we downloaded them and manipulated the images to create our own.” Wischermann’s passion for image manipulation was born. “I was utterly fascinated by the fact …

Spotlight On: Fernando Rodriguez (aka Nobody)

Making Waves from Mexico City to the Big Apple A recent transplant to the Big Apple, Mexican-born Fernando Rodriguez considers himself relatively new to the city and its creative community. However, in the short time since he relocated from Mexico City, Rodriguez has managed to book cover shoots with fashion magazine heavyweights, such as Harper’s Bazaar, while garnering accolades for his inventive and colorful style of work. The Beginning Born and raised in Durango, Mexico, the new Capture One Brand Ambassador, who goes by the alias “Nobody,” reflects on his upbringing, which he highlights had very little connection to the arts. “My parents are accountants, and it was assumed that I would follow a similar path,” he says, laughing. Beginning with a degree in graphic design, Rodriguez became interested in photography during the middle of his studies. “I took one or two photography classes, but unfortunately, the first class was discouraging as the professor was not so inspiring,” says Rodriguez. “Despite that, I had to complete an assignment. Otherwise, I would not pass the course.” …

Spotlight On: Philip Edsel

Capture One Brand Ambassador Philip Edsel on the Link between Fashion and Sports Photography.  It’s uncommon to hear of a creator on the rise who simultaneously steps back to give their artistic ability room to speak for itself and chooses to be most vocal about his morning musings, and yet Philip Edsel does just that. Maybe it’s the degree in Rhetoric and Writing, maybe it’s the sports background, or maybe it’s that you don’t need to shout it from the rooftops when you’re winning. Either way Edsel is equal parts curiously obtuse, psychoanalytic, and post-structural Dionysian. Add a client-list that reads like the sponsor page at the US Open and customary black-on-black attire into the mix, and the result is a creator’s creator that’s less Travis Scott, more Brian Eno. If you’ve been in this arena long enough to remember when digital was an anomaly, you’ll have learned that ‘genuine’ as a quality can be hard to come by.  As such, it’s difficult not to be a little skeptical of how sincere Edsel comes across but …