Image Deconstructed: Candice Swanepoel by Steven Meisel (Part Two: The Retouch)

Black and White photographs may seem like an easy thing to replicate as -after all- there is no color, but the contrast and the skin treatment will be so much more prominent in the final composition, so knowing how to approach it is crucially important. Join me as I walk you through the entire process of retouching our base image and replicating the style of Steven Meisel’s iconic shot of Candice Swanepoel for Vogue Italia.

Make sure you watch Part One of Image Deconstructed: Candice Swanepoel by Steven Meisel where we take you backstage of our shoot.

David Neilands