Hi! I am Pasha Pichugin – a professional retoucher and a nice guy!
My life was full of different jobs and hobbies – I was a musician and played bass, mastered photography, did template design, even worked as a director and a producer for many years. That was fun, but when you’re responsible for the work of many people, your life gets filled with stress and anxiety, at least it did for me. Nothing I did brought me real joy and happiness – mostly because I was concentrated on the career and wasted my life at the same time.
Ask anyone if they want to live happily – I doubt you’ll ever get a negative answer. But what do we do to achieve happiness?
Two years ago I quit all my jobs and started traveling around the world with my wife. We visited many countries and did a lot of volunteering and WWOOFing: planted rice, picked tomatoes, weeded plants, made a mosaic, decorated houses and cracked pine tree nuts. Those were 400 days of an absolutely different life with simple and sincere people that appreciated our efforts and shared their wisdom with us. I realized that you don’t need much money or power to be happy. You don’t have to be better than others or pursue success. What you really have to do is seek harmony and live a happy life.
To be able to do so, I chose a profession that brings me joy, income, and also lets me live in beautiful places.
I have a few areas of interest in retouching: fashion, beauty and e-commerce photos. I love e-commerce and catalog retouching because there are a lot of images that I can retouch in a fast manner because of the automation processes I develop myself. Fashion shootings let me work with beautiful and inspiring imagery and people. Beauty retouching concentrates on details and brings non-trivial work tasks every day.
The quality of my work is always stable because I do what I love to do, being in harmony with the world around me. I’d be happy to collaborate with you – just write me a message, don’t be shy!