Salden is an Overseas based Beauty Photographer and High-End Retoucher Specialized in Beauty, Fashion, Editorial Retouching, Also a member of Master Photographers Association, UK. In 1998 the journey of his photography starts with the influence of his parents business during old times, helping running their business for a living. When digital age was born the business has been slowly down and photography business was totally stop. When he finished his Bachelor degree in Information Technology, he works in various companies from advertising and pharmaceutical as a graphic designer and company photographer. It was a struggling stage for him on how to get back into photography. Without the gear he wanted to continue his love in photography as he started from the old times; until he decided to move and work in other country to pursue his passion and interest. He owns his first digital camera in 2011 and was started to get back on shooting from landscape, portrait, macro, product and streets. It’s almost about a couple of years when he found what his desire was and what would be the kind of photography he must into it. Magazines and Commercial ads enlightened him a lot to ask questions in his mind that brings him to do some research about people involved in such a work of magazine publication mostly in fashion magazine and beauty. Looking for inspiration and outstanding work of other people give him a great motivation to go further finding answers on how to achieve the perfect and outstanding criteria of an image.
Through years of researches and studies, he has been active in online photography and retouching community which brought him to build more confident in his work. He loves to hear honest critique on his work when he started on his retouching. He believes that critiques will give more motivation to gain lessons in every single detail that does not seen in an image while other people saw on it. Building an eye in retouching is part to perform his well polish work although years of trainings to have an eye of specific details. Constant retouching practice on both collaboration and paid assignments evolve his skills and grows it faster in both photography and retouching; it took him to analyze about the content of different type of working image. In his perseverance and focus, he got hired by various photographers, makeup artist on both local and international clients in this field which he maintained a strong content and good relations to them. During free time he go on shooting Beauty, Fashion and Editorial in a home studio type with the 4 lightings set up include reflector as fill light and beauty dish with honey comb grid and white diffuser on it.
His work in photography was currently published and featured in different magazine publication both prints and online like Gilded Magazine, Elegant Magazine, Elements Magazine. These give him more enthusiasms in the field of beauty and creative imaging. While his published retouching works with some photographers his working on and involve in a kind of assignments are surreal beauty magazine, Alpha Fashion Magazine International and etc. Also he did some collaboration with clothing brand in vogue contributor summer spring collection and various retouching projects in various international make up arts school. In years of his experience and scores of expertise, he’s excited to continue his never ending passion in every beauty of photographs he captured, every raw image of his magic touches in his hands and eyes that can give an inspiration for those who love beauty photography and retouching. Lastly, I believe in the quote that says “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep”