Meet the team
As a boutique retouching studio located in downtown New York City, we have always had an obsession with color. Color is an art and a science, and when you're retouching for print publications like Vanity Fair, GQ and Vogue you had better make sure your color is accurate! We have been running а Kodak Approval for this purpose since we started in 2001, and more recently we added the GMG proofing system in 2009. Proofing on the other hand is more science than art; here we can leave the art to our clients, fellow creatives, retouchers, photographers, and designers. We encourage a collaborative environment here at Proof; we give information freely and are sensitive to our clients' individual needs. CMYKPROOF is an extension of this collaborative philosophy; we give our peers and clients an easy way to get a color accurate proof to their own clients at an affordable cost.
Kevin's interest in photography and imaging started in high school when he began interning in the black and white darkroom at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. He went on to graduate from RIT's college of Imaging Arts and Science in 1996 and was ready to start his career. He moved to NYC and arrived, suitcase in hand, at Duggal's digital imaging department for his first day as a professional. Bigger and better things awaited however, and he landed a job at the hot web studio Razorfish, where he hacked up HTML and graphics. His next move was to Jill Greenberg Studio to set up her in-house digital imaging department, and then to Shoot Digital to sharpen his retouching teeth. Finally in 2001, Kevin set up his own retouching studio, now Proof Imaging. Kevin enjoys spending time with his daughter Sofia and his lovely wife Athena.
Julius was born on a warm summer day in North Jersey and raised in the fine Garden State. She attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and acquired a BFA in photography/graphic design/print media. Julius currently lives/fervently bikes in Brooklyn, NY. Her preoccupations include film, retouching, painting, playing ukulele, dogs and Russian literature.
Ivan Huang was raised in Canada, and received his BFA in Photography from the University of California Santa Cruz. Ivan enjoys exploring the science behind art, and the art behind science. He often spends his free time reading culinary books, scientific non-fictions, and graphic novels. Having travelled to many countries for photography, Ivan now lives in Brooklyn, and is very happy to bring his expertise and dedication to Proof. Ivan is also training to be an aspiring sommelier and a cat whisperer.