This project started as a "regular" retouch. After a change of creative direction, it ended up being a full composite of imagery from the photographer, stock, and pieces shot by yours truly.
One of the most enjoyable parts of being a retoucher is the troubleshooting that often is required. I have found that great work happens when severe limitations are put on a project, whether it is time, budget, or the source material. I think there is a life lesson in there somewhere. I'll leave that to someone else to come up with.
All I know I had fun on this project while working with Valdesiga to make these images happen.