New, Better Headshots
It isn’t that we’re trying to reinvent the wheel. But actors and actresses all need headshots, and you have to understand, as an actor/actress, what those headshots are supposed to do.
A headshot doesn’t tell a director that you can act. That’s what auditions are for. It doesn’t tell whether you’re easy or difficult to work with in the theater or on a film set. You tell them that by your behavior.
An actor’s headshot (yes, I’m sticking with actor. If you know a female MD, do you call her a “doctress?”) is basically a big business card, and as such, it should show you in the best possible light, both literally and figuratively. I’ve been a professional actor for nearly 40 years, and I’ve been shooting actor headshots for over a decade now. And what I hope you notice in the shots you see on this site are two things:
1) You see the actor posed naturally, comfortably, looking easily stylish. There is no gigantic smile to show off every tooth in the mouth. No look of surprise or astonishment. Think of every photo you see of George Clooney. How does he look? Like he’s damn good and he knows it, but he ain’t bragging. A tiny little grin. The eyes slightly squinting. That’s the look.
2) Lighting that makes you look your best. Soft. Painterly. Not bringing out every wrinkle on your face, or making you look as if you’re staring into the sun.
We can give you this headshot. A headshot you, as an actor, will be proud to have posted at any theater.
Give us a call.