Kirsty Wood Graduate

Ambitious and driven recent MA Commercial Photography graduate. Seven year’s experience as a commercial retoucher. Ready for my next challenge and to hit the ground running with an energetic, creative team ideally with a focus on mental health.

Member Bio

Ambitious and driven recent Master of Arts in Commercial Photography, with distinction, graduate. Seven year’s experience as a retoucher within the commercial industry working alongside established photographers and photography studios both in house and freelance. I’m looking to take on my next challenge and hit the ground running within an energetic, creative team where I can be part of making a difference, ideally with a focus on mental health. Currently based in West Yorkshire but very open to relocation.

I’m an active creative continually finding new projects and developing my skillset to keep the creative juices flowing. No weekend is ever the same whether I’m getting messy with clay, reading a straight-talking self-help book or looking for new inspirational artworks. I’m a big supporter of mental health and I like to spend my free time, lockdown permitting; creating, reading, being outside, visiting local coffee spots and watching live music.

My retouching skillset includes image manipulation, colour correction, frequency separation, composites, paths, masks and alpha channels, skin retouching etc. Extensive experience retouching commercial digital photography, including roomset, fashion, product, lifestyle and model. Alongside editorial photography for photographers such as Liz Mcburney, who regularly works with clients such as The Guardian. Proven track record of working on multiple briefs to strict deadlines with a meticulous eye for detail and image enhancement.

Working both in-house and freelance means I am a great team player, supporting the needs of business and peers as well as an effective lone worker with great time management, organisational and client liaison skills. I strive to surpass expectation and ensure all aspects of the project are completed to the highest standard.

In my personal work, I consider myself to be a digital artist creating high resolution imagery and moving image with a focus on mental health and the contemporary human. My most recent project explored the emotional affect of social media use on the sense of self, in particular the use of selfies with filters and how people wished to be seen online. The project can be viewed at

If you’d like to know more or have an opportunity for me please don’t hesitate to get in touch.