I’ve been asked about my style countless times over the years, and I’ve always had a little trouble describing it… Usually, I just pull out my phone and show some examples, haha.
That being said, it’s something that I’ve spent a long time thinking about. I figured that I would try to put it all down here, sort of like a modern artist’s statement:
Generally, there are 2 main types of editing: light & airy and dark & moody. I don’t wholly identify with either, but my work definitely shares qualities with both.
The light & airy style tends to exaggerate highlights and desaturate portions of the color spectrum. The dark & moody look tends to prioritize shadows and add an earthy hue to everything.
Additionally, light & airy edits often lean towards the cooler side while dark & moody ones typically gravitate towards a warmer tone. Instead of going one way or the other, I combine my favorite aspects of each.
So, what IS my style? I describe it as punchy, polished, and timeless. It’s vibrant and true-to-life with lush hues and clean skin tones. It’s like taking the brightness of the light & airy aesthetic and combining it with the dimension of the dark & moody version.
Here’s a visual to give you a better idea of what I’m talking about: