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:
Two distinct editing styles have arisen over the years — 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.
So, what’s 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:
This is the editing style I’m going for but struggled to find presets and or tutorials on how to edit this way. If you could share some pointers I’d be forever grateful