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08 Jul 2015

Actor Spotlight: Sam Malley

Today’s actor spotlight is on Sam Malley, whose actor headshots I took last year. Whilst working with Sam on his actor headshots, I found him to be full of energy with a strong sense of professionalism throughout the whole session. Sam is a diverse young actor who isn’t afraid of a challenge and whose previous roles have varied from the heart throb to the villain. Though a particularly strong screen actor, Sam also has extensive stage experience with recent performances […]

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 […]

27 May 2015

Got a DBS (CRB) Certificate?

Earlier this week I had a phone call from the picture desk at ITV for one of the most last minute jobs I’ve ever taken on. It seems they had had some difficulty finding a unit still photographer who has been CRB (now DBS) checked. I found this very surprising as I’ve been involved with so many productions with child actors and participants that it seems like such an obvious thing to have. Perhaps I’ve just found myself working with […]

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 […]

20 May 2015

When to Renew Your Actor Headshots

Rocking a New Look? I often get asked “when should an actor update their headshots?” The answer is simple: do you still look exactly the same as you do in your most recent actor headshot? This is where you have to get brutally honest with yourself: take a deep breath and admit that if yes, you may have put on a few pounds and accrued a few more wrinkles since your last headshot session ten years ago, it may be […]

30 Apr 2015

The Broken Heart

Some of the most challenging theatre photography I have done was in capturing a performance of The Broken Heart at The Old Rep theatre in Birmingham. The lighting was extremely dark and in some cases, entire scenes were lit by nothing but candles. As a theatre photographer it is important to be able to overcome challenges such as dimly lit shows which often simply comes down to your equipment. Luckily I was armed with fast lenses and a Nikon D3s which […]

30 Apr 2015

The Importance of Being Earnest

When I’m not working on set of feature films and TV dramas as a unit still photographer, I love working as a theatre photographer in Birmingham. There is so much great theatre on my doorstep and it makes a nice change to be able to work locally instead of travelling to opposite ends of the country! Today I wanted to share some of the theatre photography of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest,’ being performed by the 3rd year students of […]

29 Apr 2015

The Falling Stills

On Friday, Carol Morely’s The Falling was released nationwide to cinemas and boy didn’t we all know it! I was taken by surprise at the brilliant advertising and marketing efforts that had gone into getting it to screens and getting it an audience. Since I started my career as a unit stills photographer, I have kept a list of targets to act as milestones and mark my progression over the years. On Friday, two more of those milestones were achieved: […]

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 […]