Hi I’m Jim Lind, a freelance retoucher based in New York City.

I hold strongly on to the belief that each person is made up of the collection of stories they tell. For this reason, I’ve always felt compelled to share my stories with anyone and everyone whenever possible. Whether real, somewhat real, or entirely made up, these images explore the realities and fantasies that govern my life. Often, they elicit fabricated narratives that are deeply rooted from my most visceral experiences. Other times, they are simply created to visually express my imagination, much in the same way a writer does with a book. While a picture may be worth 1000 words, a great picture escapes words and enters the imagination.

If that doesn’t tell you enough about me then click this or that and you’ll learn more about me then you’d probably ever want to know. You were forewarned…


Creative problem solving
Advanced photo retouching
Compositing with CGI/3D
High-end skin & beauty retouching
Digital and traditional photography
Onset retouching
CMYK prepress & proofing


Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe InDesign
Adobe AfterEffects
Capture One
CGS Oris Color Tuner


Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, Georgia
Bachelor of Fine Arts
4.0 | Summa Cum Laude


2015-Now | Freelance Creative Sr. Retoucher

Jim Lind | Worldwide
Creative problem solver for digital media campaigns both large, small and in between

2013-2015 | Creative Lead Retoucher

Taylor James | Creative Production Studio | NYC
Lead retoucher for the NYC retouch department and creative problem solver for digital media campaigns

2011-2013 | Lead Retoucher

BLANK Digital | Post Production Boutique | NYC
Founded retouching department that specializes in fashion, editorial, and commercial photographs for high profile clients

2010-2011 | Retoucher

Box Studios | Post Production Studio | NYC
Retouched fashion, editorial, commercial, and fine art photographs for high profile clients and agencies

2009 | Photo Production Assistant

Annie Leibovitz | Photographer’s Studio | NYC
Assisted photographer on editorial shoots by providing visual and subject research in pre-production stages

2009 | Retoucher

We Are Plus | Branding Firm | NYC
Retouched still frames for M.A.C. Cosmetics two and a half minute Spring video spot

2007-2008 | Jr. Art Director

Small Planet Inc. | Advertising Agency | Vermont
Established professional company identities and public relations through the use of logos, typefaces, websites & fliers

2004-2006 | Photo Lab Technician

Phototec Inc. | Photo Lab | Vermont
Increased work flow efficiency through creative direction in digital editing and methods of photographic reproduction including printing, devloping, scanning, and framing