Day 2 of @retoucher_matt ‘s retouching review focuses on Mert and Marcus.

More than anybody else, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott have done the most to raise the profile of retouching within the industry and their post-production has a deservedly high reputation.  Here are two images from their shoot with Madonna for Interview Magazine from 2010 showing subtly executed skin work complimented by a rich B&W treatment.  A beautiful image of a true modern-day icon which rivals, in my opinion, the best images of her by Steven Meisel and Herb Ritts. See more from this shoot - and read the text - on Interview Magazine’s website.