Originally Posted by rl-retouch
Clear to me that his success has more to do with the subject of his photography rather than its quality. The number of covers he has shot is irrelevant if the work is as unimaginative and uncreative as this. Also perhaps more importantly, how can he even value or have any respect for his own work and subjects if he skims over 10 images an hour??
Clear to YOU, maybe. Art is subjective, or have you forgotten that? Sure we can all learn frequency separation then spend a few hours with pixel level dodging and burning and end up with the same exact look that you see "all over the internet." Then pat yourself on the back with what a great job you did, and you'll still sleep on your futon, just ask oneredpanther. But here's a guy that has become wealthy and highly sought after for doing exactly what people on this thread make fun of! lol can you say bitter? To me THAT is creativity. Anyone can learn to "retouch skin." How come nobody on this thread has books, covers, and thousands of fans and people begging to work with them? Think about that for a while