One of my recent clients was Jessie, an acting student at AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy). Working with Jessie was really fun, because he’s got a lively personality. He’s also got a great, approachable smile; during our shoot, Jessie mentioned that he’s thinking about closing up the gap in between his front teeth. I told him that I think he should keep the gap because it adds character to the smile. Here are some of my favorite shots:
I met Billy through his modeling agency (Wilhelmina) a couple of weeks ago, and he asked me to do some headshots for him. Billy’s old headshots (which I loved) were done by one of my favorite headshot photographers here in LA, so I challenged myself to see if I could outdo them. A main reason why I loved his old headshots so much was because they were directionally lit and had such a dramatic film still feel, so I wanted to keep that all the same. The following is what I came up with, and we’re both pretty happy with the outcome. Comparing these shots with some of the first headshots I did about a year ago, I think I’ve come a long way with lighting.
Jason was an actor on the soap “One Life To Live.” He’s lived in many different places but currently resides in Los Angeles. His look lends well, I think, to a lot of different roles. I like this headshot because there’s some mystery to his eyes. Could be a hero, but could also be a charmer in a darker, more sinister role.