Hi, I'm Nicole -The Photoshop Witch
I was born and raised in Germany, where I trained as a hair dresser and stylist, before moving on to theatre and musical productions and becoming a make-up artist.
In 2004 I moved to the UK, to live and work with my partner John Coppinger, making props and sets for TV and movie productions and at the same time created my own 'thing' called 'Eerie Beauty.'
A name to sum up my work in sci-fi, fantasy, crazy make-ups and spooky designs.
Then in October 2006 'The Hourglass ®- The Pin up Experience' was born. A make-over service to counteract the mainstream fashion ideals and
the sometimes devastating effect it has on the female mind.
In short, I wanted women (and those who identify as such) to feel good about themselves and I picked the medium of pin up photography to achieve it.
Since then I have photographed hundreds of female clients as pin ups and burlesque beauties.
In 2015 I went on a one-to-one course with photographer and digital artist Steve Thewis and it totally changed the way I created my imagery. Since then I have continued to learn as much as possible about composite photography (the art of creating images by combining separate elements in photoshop) and it is fair to say, I am absolutely in love with all the new found possibilities.
This, and clients saying I am a wizard, has prompted me to call myself
'The Photoshop Witch'
For about 10 years 'Eerie Beauty' and 'The Hourglass®' were two separate entities, but in 2016 I decided to start bringing them together and this combination is what you find on this website today under one roof.
As you can see in my pictures and designs, I have a huge love for all things a bit off-beat.
If it involves dressing up, cosplay, anything gothic, sci-fi, retro inspired and a bit crazy I am in!
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