To learn more about my picture-taking process and philosophy, head to my “ABOUT” page. For now, a word about headshots:
To me, the word "headshot" is primarily an actor term that connotes a cheesy image of a goofy-grinning or too-serious actor with their chin in their hand. Conversely, we think of a "portrait" as highbrow, artful, something in a magazine or a gallery. As both an actor and photographer, I have a complicated relationship with the word "headshot," but understand that they're something people need. And, if I insist that what I take are "portraits," maybe that sounds a wee bit pretentious.
So I'm trying to bridge the two. I want headshots to feel artful, creative, alive. Headshots where people are wearing the clothes they feel the most THEMSELVES in, feeling whatever they're feeling in that moment. I want people to look like people, not over-photoshopped model-robots.
The "headshots" here are adhering to a certain industry standard where necessary, even if they also challenge that standard to an extent. With "portraits," there's a bit more freedom to play. But I bring the same ethos to both.