Adobe Photoshop

As the controversy surrounding Kate Winslet's 'unrealistic' Vogue cover rages on, I meet with a world renowned high end retoucher, Pratik Naik (Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, FHM, Cosmopolitan and The Observer) to discuss aesthetics, ethics and the more technical aspects of beautifying subjects on commission.
Step forward the photographer, that chronicler of the moment, the here and now, achieving in seconds upon his pixellated canvas that which takes the painter weeks, if not months.