60 sec interview with: Marcus Thyer
Posted in photographers May 28th, 2008 by piablog


My fabulous guest Marcus indulge me this morning by answering a smattering of questions I threw at him in an attempt to find out a little bit more about him for us all, in the quickest, most entertaining way possible (if you’re anything like me, you might love interviews but find you don’t read them if they are long and wordy like this intro)…

So, here it is!

And just to give you a recap of Marcus – he is a brilliant photographic retoucher, a dear friend, and is currently sipping martinis in the guest quarters right now with bazza, his company (witchetty grub) mascot…


PJB: do you eat green eggs and ham?
MT: yep, often

PJB: what if it was retouched?
MT: bloody oath

PJB: what is your favourite object to retouch?
MT: humans

PJB: what was the most challenging thing you’ve worked on?
MT: 500 dolphins in a school forming a shape which says “call 1800 anytime” which I had to redo 4 times, on a older retouching system that did not work in layers.

PJB: who has been one of your favourite photographers to work with thus far?
MT: Sean Izzard, who happens to be the one that also gives me the most work.

PJB: who is the photographer of that incredibl(y disturbing) portrait you have in your dining room, and why do you like it?
MT: Erwin Olaf, his work reflects his individual, smutty, humorous personality. He also sees beauty in all people not just beautiful people!

PJB: when will you take down the mao poster in your living room that i dislike so?
MT: what’s it to you!! you don’t have to look at it!!
PJB: note to self: oh. looks like I won’t be invited over again anytime soon then ๐Ÿ™


PJB: in this photo that you worked on above for Olympus, who is the boy in the red board shorts doing a jump in the top right hand corner?
MT: my bloodnut son Ricco

PJB: what is Ricco’s favourite food?
MT: sushi

PJB: why am i not in that photo?
MT: cause I did not have one of you!! don’t you hate to miss out!!!!!

PJB: and finally, what is the mistake you see the most with photographs from upcoming photographers trying to get the hang of photoshop?
don’t try and be jack of all trades, remember that the most memorable images are usually a team effort so find yourself a great team: go team!!!!!
PJB: note to self: nicely played, but he’s oh so right.


PJB: and the last but not least important, you stayed in the houseboat while I was in Paris working last month, but everyone wants to know, how was the shower?
MT: Shower was great, but I still have a sore neck from having to bend my head while I was standing taking a leak!!
PJB: note to self: great, thanks Marcus, I haven’t actually told readers about the toilet as of yet, now I will have to explain!! sheesh.

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  1. josephine says

    hilarious! you two sound like a comedy duo.

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  2. Design for Mankind says


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  3. Aran says

    fabulous interview and WOW photographs!

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  4. robin says

    like all famous comic duos you two have sound effects that ring out for each set up question and each drumroll/cymbal response. i loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. corine says

    A wonderful friend to have, but can he be trusted alone in a houseboat?

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  6. Esti says

    Oh, how have I enjoyed myself reading this interview!! That Olympus photograph is stunning!

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  7. Krissy says

    Great interview!! I loved that Olympus ad before, but it’s even cooler now ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Sore neck says

    Sounds like we need to take our show on the road Pia!! Sure I can be trusted Corine, wanna join me for a drink! wink!!

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  9. galathรฉe says

    v funny interview and marcus’ work looks amazing!

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  10. pia says

    yes lets give up our day jobs and take this show on the road! Nice to see you’ve turned this post into a dating service, i’m sure Corine is happily married so keep your hands to yourself.

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  11. corine says

    Corine is happily married, but has always dreamed of being photoshopped into a better, busty-er and wrinkle-free version of herself, and sore neck might be the man for the job.

    Plus I hear he lives in a houseboat at the moment, and that is irresistible.

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  12. pia says

    no such luck with the houseboat i’m afraid, he was only here when we were in Paris, and there’s no room for three in this thing!

    May 30th, 2008 | #

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