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Monica Chamorro is a High End Editorial & Commercial Retoucher based in the UK, working internationally with award winning Photographers, Magazines and Agencies.
With a background in Photography, Graphic Design & Pre-Press, and after over 15 years working with Photoshop, she has a keen eye for lighting, composition, colour balance and a great attention to detail, which shows in her work. Able to see what an image needs to be greatly improved, but also ready to follow guidelines, Monica provides High End Retouching by using non-destructive techniques. She puts a special emphasis on perfect but natural skin.
Vogue, ELLE, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Tatler, SCHON, Cosmopolitan, Bazaar men, Vanity Fair, Style, GQ, Grazia, l'Officiel, InStyle, ID, Glamour, HELLO Fashion, Dazed (+)
Ford NY, Storm, Next, Models 1, Premier NY, Elite, MandP, BMA, Oxygen, IMG, Icon, BOSS, Red11, Vivien's, Select, Nova, (+)
Dior, L'Oreal, River Island, Mario Testino+, Revlon, Arcadia, Dorothy Perkins, Ted Baker, Asics, Dunlop, Napapijri, Harvey Nichols, Getty, Harrods, Monsoon, Accessorize, Sachin & Babi, Air France, Weleda, Alcina, Annah Stretton, House of Nomad, XOXO, Stuard Weitzman, Carolina Herrera, Bonmarche, Condé Nast (+)
Naomi Campbell,Lindsey Wixson, Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Kerr, Mario Testino, Chrissy Teigen, James Bay, Kendall Jenner, Bar rafaeli, Jon Kortajarena, Gigi Hadid, Natalia Vodianova, Christie Brinkley, Helena Bonham Carter, John C Reilly, Carrie Fisher, Tim Roth, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Sam Claflin, Gabriel Byrne, Jared Leto, Maisie Williams, Tilda Swinton, Natalie Dormer, Dakota Johnson, Rose Leslie, Elizabeth Banks, Diane Kruger, Romeo Beckham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karlie Kloss, Kevin Systrom, Andy Garcia, Ben Stiller, Kevin Costner, Pixi Lott, Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Alicia Vikander, Liev Schreiber, Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning, Naomi Watts, Sonam Kapoor, Monica Bellucci, James Franco, Matt Dillon, Viggo Mortensen, Martin Scorsese, Jodie Whittaker, Christina Ricci, Blondie, Pierce Brosnan, Jim Carrey, Helen Mirren, Michael Caine, Gus Van Sant, Anya Taylor Joy, David Lynch, Antonio Banderas, Kelly Hu, Lara Jean Chorocstecki, Laura Prepon, Ellie Goulding (+)
* LARA JADE - Photographer - NY/London - (
"The feeling of getting your work back from a trusted retoucher never gets old! Thanks @monica_chamorro for completing my vision as always!"
* JENNY BROUGH - Photographer - UK (
"Monica has an exceptional eye to detail and she never fails to wow me with what she can do. It's hard to find someone that you can have full confidence and trust in but I know with Monica that she will always produce top results. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional, organised and reliable retoucher."
*JEFF DOWNIE - Photographer - USA (
"Monica is a true pleasure to work with! An amazing artist with a great eye for detail. She is able to make great photographs even better."
* AITOR SANTOME - Photographer - London, UK (
"Great person and great professional, she rises to the most incredible level the art of retouching, obtaining a perfect result. I admire Monica, I love her work since years ago and I am quite sure she will be my companion throughout my professional career. We have a special connection, because we share the same passion."
* FIONA QUINN - Photographer, New Zealand - (
(from her blog
"I am lucky enough to work with the very talented retouch artist Monica Chamorro and I just wanted to let you all know how amazing she is. Its very important to have a great synergy with the person who is giving your work its final polish as they have to have the same vision as you. Monica is extremely good at what she does she has such attention to detail and doesnt overdo things which is important to me as a photographer. I want my shots enhanced not changed. She is also a photographer herself which I am sure gives her that extra insight into what works best visually.
We have been working together for a while now and I use her for almost all of my fashion and beauty work - I find I dont even have to tell her things any more as she just does them as she knows what I like. She is so easy to work with and always finishes jobs on time and everything always looks great.
Monica is based in Scotland and is originally from Spain and thanks to the internet the distance is not a problem."
* MORTEN WANVIK - Photographer - Norway (
"Over the years I have worked with many retouchers, but Monica's skills are simply the best I've seen. She's got a real eye for details and she can really lift your images to the next level! I am very happy to have met her and I will be using her services as often as I can!."
* STEFAN IMIELSKI - Photographer - Germany - (
"Monica is one of my favourite retouchers. She is reliable and pays attention to every little detail. It's really great to work with her."
* NICOLE MCCLUSKEY - Photographer - Australia (
"I would highly recommend Monica Chamorro to retouch any high end editorial or advertising campaign.
I am a beauty photographer with many years of experience and Monica is my choice for retouching for numerous reasons.
I work with some of the worlds best make up artists and they adore Monica's retouching because she has the unique ability to really get what constitutes perfect make up, Monica has an eye for details when it comes to retouching make up and she has the experience to know what needs to be perfected and what needs to be left just as it was shot. The skin Monica produces is also amazing. When it comes to retouching less is always best."
* SANDRA BERMINGHAM - Make-up & Hair Artist - UK (
"Monica's retouching is absolutely flawless, yet realistic, she stays true to your original vision, as a makeup artist this is of up most importance.
I am absolutely delighted with the results of the Gilded Lady shoot, and I highly recommend Monica's services, she wont disappoint!"
* LEE BLANCHFLOWER - Photographer - UK - (
"What can I say. My good friend & uber professional fashion, hair & make-up retoucher Monica Chamorro. Imagine the very best in customer service, speedy work, value for money & highest quality of finished product, you have Monica, who has last month (Feb 2012) contributed to securing 4 of my images to the forthcoming regional finals of the UK 2012 L'oreal Colour Award Trophies."
* OLESJA MUELLER - Photographer - USA (
"Monica is truly the best retoucher I have had so far, and I have worked with terrific people. If you are looking for a true pro who is incredibly talented and at the same time super organized, efficient and reliable - this is her. I couldn't be happier with the images she has done for me, I trusted her with an incredibly important high commitment huge project and she surpassed my and my client's expectations! Wow! I feel blessed that I have met her and think that thanks to her my photography career will soar this year. I hope no one steals her away!"
* LUCIANA MAZZA - Editor in Chief SIMPLY THE MAG - Spain
"Mónica is a great professional and we're proud to have worked with her on Simply The Mag #3 cover story. She's very easy going but also a perfectionist, with a great sense of aesthetics and always delivering high quality photos on time. Hope we can count on her for next issues."
* ALEETHA CLANTON - Hair & Make up Artist - USA
"I had the pleasure of working with Monica!! Throughout the process she sent preview images, responded quickly to inquiries, and followed all of the instructions provided to her. She made the final images look and feel real. The turnaround time was awesome as well. Monica is truly a perfectionist!!!"
* REBECCA BATHORY - Photographer - UK (
"Monica's Retouching skills are those that can only be gained through years and years of hard work and she is incredibly talented at what she does. The attention to detail is incredible in her images, If I had the money I would have her retouch all of my images in a flash, shes is a true master at what she does."