What a great year for headshots! I have met so many varied and wonderful clients, not just from London, but from all parts of the Globe. Here are just a few of the lovely people below. London has a huge range of acting possibilities, more drama schools than anywhere else with many flexible options: intensive training or short courses, full-time, evening, daytime or weekend, Shakespeare, dance drama and showbiz!
UK publicity shots are different in style from those popular overseas. We in the UK tend to concentrate on headshots not full-length or three-quarter. I like to think ours are more natural than the Hello Magazine type of shots in the US or the glamour shots in Europe. In the pre-digital days headshots were always in black-and-white. I shot print film and printed in the dark room for many years and even though b/w has soul and depth, it didn’t have the freedom that the digital revolution has made possible. The headshot industry has been transformed.
I can now shoot 1000 frames in a session if I want—I don’t, but I could. Compare that with the standard 2 rolls of film we used to limit ourselves to. Two rolls of film is only 72 shots, imagine that! I traded in my dark room 12 years ago to begin my digital journey and I have no regrets. The freedom to view as you are working and to be able to share is a miracle. All the world’s a stage and I’m looking forward to another year of taking photographs of all the players within.
Left to Right : Alex Cougill, Alya Elouissi, Benjamin Jacob, Cristina Massaro, Eve Benioff Salama, Eden Ford, Emma Cater, John Akanmu
Left to Right : Tamla Ruby Tutankhamun, Jeff Stuart, Ida Pöysti, Jim Newman, Funke Adeleke, Gareth Turner, Miranda Alexander, Jim Carter.
Left to Right : Michael Sookhan, Sarah Douglass, Phil Young, Rachel Dussek, David Cann, Sarah Evans, Hugh Jezard, Yasemin Kay Allen.
Left to Right : Yetunde Oduwole, Shiv Sharma, Ollie Kaiper-Leach, Jane Garda, Taali Kwaten, Mitch Parsons, Alex Ingr, Diana Kessler