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Category : Acting

05 Jun 2017

How to prepare for your actor headshots

How to prepare for your actor headshot session… Your actor headshots are a key marketing tool for your acting career, so it’s important to prepare yourself in order to get the most out of your session. Here are some things you might want to consider:   Think about your casting type. A good actor headshot is not only eye-catching but also successfully conveys an actor’s casting type. For instance, if you typically play edgier, authoritative or confrontational roles, you may […]

05 Jun 2017
Behind the scenes

Interview with a Casting Director

Everyone wants to know what makes a great acting headshot. Well who better to ask than a casting director and a director? Sharon Sorrentino is a London based casting director with over 13 years’ experience in the industry, responsible for casting multi-award winning films such as The Journey, Grandfather and The Storyteller as well as authoring The Audition Room,  a pragmatic guide for actors offering tips and inside knowledge on how to land the audition you want. Tracey Street is […]

13 Apr 2017

What to wear for actor headshots?

What to wear for actor headshots  One of the most common questions I get asked about actor headshot photography is ‘what should I wear?’ Though the industry is certainly more flexible and open to contemporary style portraits than it used to be, there are still some very good rules of thumb to follow in order to make sure your actor headshots look professional and that your clothes aren’t distracted the casting director from you.   Colours: Below are my recommendations […]

14 Jul 2015

Actor Headshot Photography with Amy Fallon

To date, Amy has been one of my favourite performers to work with in producing actor headshots and I’ve also been fortunate enough to see her in action in shows including This Happy Breed in which she played the hilarious role of Sylvia, and Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest. Amy really is a great character with superb comic timing and we wanted to explore this in her most recent actor headshot photos (we worked on her first set of actor […]

14 Jul 2015

Actor Headshot Photography with Jenny Jenkins

During last week’s actor headshot photography sessions, I had the pleasure of working with the brilliant Jenny Jenkins: an actor and director based in Stratford-upon-Avon. She has a wealth of classical performance experience having worked for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and toured with Heartbreak Productions, most recently as Rosaline in Love’s Labours Lost. As a director Jenny runs Bright Particular Productions who’s most recent work includes a site specific performance for Royal Shakespeare Company PILOT Sites. Jenny can be found on […]

01 Jun 2015

Actor Spotlight: Torin Pocock

This week’s actor spotlight is on the charismatic, Torin Pocock. I have had the pleasure of working with Torin on several occasions as he keeps coming back for updates on his actor headshots. Torin primarily specialises in screen acting in which he has experience across a range of formats; from big screen productions at Pinewood, to commercials and short films. Spending part of last year in LA, Torin is now looking for an agent and did in fact have five […]

25 May 2015

Actor Spotlight: Laura Tipper

This week’s actor spotlight is on the fabulous Laura Tipper. Laura was one of the first actors to try out my latest location for actor headshots, ‘The Gem,’ and she was an absolute delight to work with. Very obviously a versatile actress, she was professional yet great fun to work with. Laura has just returned from Paris after training with the renowned Philippe Gaulier over two years and during the last year, Laura managed to squeeze in a national tour with physical theatre […]

20 May 2015
Vieux Carré Theatre Photography

Theatre Photography: Vieux Carre

One of my favourite bits of theatre photography that I have done so far has come from photographing the performance of Vieux Carre at the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham. This was yet another great performance from the actors at the Birmingham School of Acting and it was accompanied by some lovely staging which always makes the photography pop even more. Below are the wonderful actors who took part with links to their Spotlight page, followed by several shots from the […]

09 Apr 2015

10% Off Actor Headshots + Extra Image Free!

NOTE: This vocher code offer has now expired – View the latest prices for actor headshots here. Spring is sprung and to celebrate the glorious weather and beautiful light, I’m offering 10% off all outdoor actor headshot sessions booked before 30th April 2015 and I’ll even throw in an extra retouched image for free! To take advantage of this offer, simply CONTACT ME and quote ‘SPRING10.’   What You Get A pre-shoot consultation so I can tailor the session to your […]

08 Apr 2015

The Theatre Workshop

I recently worked with the wonderful team at THE THEATRE WORKSHOP who run acting, singing and dancing classes for students aged 6-21. Many of their students are represented by MARK JERMIN MANAGEMENT and have been involved in productions including ‘The Falling,’ which I actually shot unit stills photography for (what a small world)! You can check out some of my shots from the movie HERE     The Birmingham branch of The Theatre Workshop is held at the beautiful Priory School and […]