Who I Am

Hi! My name is Lesya Kostiv. I am a professional published fashion & beauty retoucher. I’m Ukrainian, but I live in digital nomad lifestyle, traveling the world (Europe and Asia) and working remotely at the same time.

I’ve been working as a freelancer since 2010 and retouched photos which were published worldwide at – Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Gracia, L’Officiel, Elle, Hello, Nylon, FHM, Shape and tens of other magazines.

Retouched such celebrities as Emily Ratajkowski, for such brands as -Porsche, Renault, L’Oreal Paris Kerastase, Christian Louboutin, Yves Saint Laurent, hundreds of swimwear campaigns, fashion campaigns, cosmetics ads, hair care commercials, lookbooks.

Also, I work with photo studios, individuals and amateurs as well, don’t hesitate to contact if your shoot is for personal use.

How We Can Work

I’m pleased to be credited in work, but if you prefer confidentiality – that’s not a problem at all. I publish works only with the permission and never post before-after from commercial projects.

Mostly I work with fashion & beauty photography, swimwear, nude, portraits, but lifestyle, business, headshots, family, lookbooks are possible as well. I don’t do only product retouching and newborn.

My goal is to help your business grow and start long term collaboration, which saves your time and increase quality and productivity. But if you need a hand in one time small project – that’s fine as well.

I prefer natural fashion and beauty retouching using dodge & burn techniques, no filters and plugins!

What I use in my workflow – MacBook Pro, Wacom Intuos Pro, Capture One Pro, Adobe Photoshop CC.

If you want to know the exact rates for your project and take some test retouching samples, please contact me