Erik Sven is an emerging editorial portraitist and retoucher working in Seattle and Amsterdam.
He specializes in dramatic, narrative lighting with a painterly feel. His approachable character allows his subjects to feel at ease in front of the camera. This confidence resonates in the final images and is meant to encourage inner and external dialogue amongst the viewers.
He is also a commercial retoucher specializing in color matching, compositing, texture grafting and light-handed contouring techniques. His retouching helps photographers realize the full potential of the final image, both artistically and ethically.