Hi, my name is Olatz Blanco (1976).
I work as a freelance high-end retoucher based in Bilbao. Wide experience in skin retouching. Specialized in beauty, nude, fashion and editorial works.
In 2000, after get the degree in Fine Arts from the University of Leioa, Bizkaia, I began to know the world of digital retouch. In that time, the big revolution from analogic to digital photography, it was beginning and my workspace suddenly changed. From the darkroom to the office with computer.Having witnessed analog process, it helped me better understand the processes of digital retouching and started my passion for the craft.
The lack of specific training of those years, makes contact me with retouchers whom I owe my training, like “B-Vevet”´s David Garcia and Xavi Carreras & Dani Caño founders of “Haut-Touch Retouching studio”. Currently we continue to share knowledge and collaborate on some projects. Wonderful professional and best friends!
There are many ways to tinker, as many as different results.
My work is characterized by the use of manual techniques,slow and tasty. I Reject plugins and automation because I think they take us away from a natural result
Nowadays, I look back into 8 intense and successful years where I have got the trust of many photographers. I am always looking for the best result in each project, working closely with the client, keeping the personality and uniqueness of the photographer´s style.
I am available for long term client relationships. For a price and time estimate, please send me the image or set you would like to retouch and I will get back to you shortly.
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact me, I would love to hear from you!