Timothy Sexton is a senior retoucher at Gloss Studios in New York City.
Timothy Sexton has been retouching fashion photography in New York since the late 90's. He earned his fine art degree in sculpture from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. After graduating he quickly realized that he needed to figure out how to support himself while pursuing his art. Being interested in photography and color, he began teaching himself Adobe Photoshop. What happened next Timothy didn't expect. He found that once he became proficient at the technical aspects of the software, a passion in him—not unlike his passion for art—emerged. He soon joined a small retouching studio. The company was so small that he found himself responsible for all aspects of production, not just the retouching. Which gave him a well-rounded knowledge and experience of all requirements of the print world. Several years later, he earned a position at Box Studios, famous for creating the best work in the world. It was there that he became a top-level retoucher, learning to realize his client's concepts and help them get from camera to press exactly, if not better, than they wanted. Timothy learned there that it takes a zealous approach, bordering on obsession to get each print right. Two years ago Timothy joined Gloss Studios as a senior retoucher. Gloss is a small but quickly growing studio that works with the most notable fashion photographers and art directors today. Having started out as a self-taught retoucher, he understands the value of having mentors share their knowledge and wisdom. Timothy lives with his wife and son in New York City.