Examples of commissioned faces retouched by Mike. (The original photos are not Mike's) As you can see, it's not just getting rid of blemishes. It's not even about "beauty". Look closely...the "expressions on the faces are made more clear. Top left is a sexy snarl...made even more sexy and snarly. Look at the knowing, raised eybrow at upper right. The slit-eyed "glamour" of lower left, mouth opened to show a little tongue. The "fear" in Erin's face at lower left is made more acute by raising eyebrows, opening eyes slightly wider, and opening the mouth.

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