Say hello to Will Kenning, a dark horse if there ever was one. Lovely guy, they always are from Winterson's, and we had a great chat about videography/photography, as he was once known to shoot the occasional showreel. He wanted to do a look with his beard and then without. Given that he had this really gruff lumberjack look going on during the shoot, so imagine my surprise when he went for a shave, then came back ten minutes later with the whole Prince Charming, leading man thing going on - brilliant!
Tomi came to the studio some time ago, and we had a good laugh. This is probably the most varied set of headshots I've ever had to shoot. We had to cover tough guy, farmer, football hooligan, businessman, dad, skinhead, …
This is Dominic, a new signing with Mrs Jordan Associates. Dominic was an absolute pleasure to have in the studio, and we had plenty to talk about - I love how these shots came out!
Matt came to the studio recently, and was another guy from Niki Winterson's who is super-easy to work with. You want people like Matt in your studio in session. Great sense of humour, great headshots.
Say Hi to Barry Robertson, a musical theatre graduate from Scotland by way of Wales. I probably owe Barry an apology, given that I spent most of the shoot with the camera down by my side talking, but we still got some great shots. Barry is an easy conversationalist, which always makes for an interesting shoot. He looks brilliant here.
Happy Sunday! It's been a while since I updated with a new gallery. Blame that on my iMac breaking, leaving me with no ability to process new work for the last month! Back on track now, with a brand new replacement winging its way from Apple as we speak. Say hello to Jane Dowden, a recent client to London Headshots. Jane just scored a lead role in the new comedy Quick Cuts, which will be hitting TV soon. Look out for her. Without wanting to discredit my other work, I'm really proud of these headshots. Some of my favourites for a long time!
Meet Paul, an actor I shot recently, and got on brilliantly with. The only client I've ever shot who also enjoys Mixed Martial Arts - there's a surprising lack of fans of what is arguably the best sport ever invented! Paul said he hated having to get his headshots done (pretty common among actors), but I dunno what his problem was - these were great, and Paul was as easy to work with as someone who positively loved getting their headshots done (note, such a person does not exist).
Here's Esther, a very recent client of London Headshots. Esther is a TV presenter, and quite possibly the most easy person I've ever worked with. Listened intently through my boring 30+ minute speech on how to get the best headshots. Took it on board, and the shots speak for themselves! All told, the perfect shoot!
Imagine having the same "Win" - it's like being predestined for success. I have win in my surname, but having it as your first name is just awesome. Anyway, this is Win, Edwin for short. Win is from Texas, by way of Seattle, now residing in west London. These were Win's first headshots, but you wouldn't no it. Absolutely no direction needed after the initial tutorial, which is always a good sign for a new actor. Great fun to have in the studio, great conversation, and just an all round pleasant guy. I'm sure he'll be successful in this country!
This is Will. Recent client into the studio. I love these headshots. Will's a great guy, he's currently doing voiceover work for BBC Radio, and is the winner of the Carleton Hobbs Award 2012. Funny guy, with loads of character, and does a steller impression of Danny Dyer!
This is Simone, an Austrian actor who now lives in London. This was her first headshot session, and she was really easy to shoot. Amazing skin, and took direction brilliantly.
Say hello to Tim Alsop, the only actor I've ever met who needed both "nerd", "drug addict" AND "Brideshead Revisited" headshots in the same session. You'll see this isn't the usual London Headshots style in some of these headshots, and that's purely because this was more of a "method" headshot, so we went outdoors and found something more dank and appropriate! Had great fun shooting.
Here's a Adiza, who came to the London Headshots studio a couple of weeks ago. She's just moved to London from Scotland, after two seasons starring in Waterloo Road, alongside another London Headshots Clients, Sean Prendergast.
This is Dan, who came to the studio last week. He was a lovely guy, who arrived with his partner. Hadn't ever had anyone sit in on a headshot session before, and it was a new and very pleasant experience. I think it helped Dan to relax quite a lot. He also bought a crapload of clothes, so I think it helped having a second pair of hands to help him carry everything! Anyway, he was a great guy to shoot, and his headshots turned out really great. Love these!
Here's Georges. Shot last week at London Headshots. Really lovely guy to have in the studio. Very emotive, and easy to work with.
Say hello to Susanne, a client of Mrs Jordan Associates. Susanne was recommended to get new headshots after joining Mrs Jordan at the beginning of the year. I mean it when I say it was a genuine pleasure to have her in the studio. She was incredibly easy to work with, and understood exactly what was expected to her and followed directions as well as anyone I've ever shot.
This is Tomas. Oh yes, I absolutely love these shots! Tomas was seriously good company in the studio, and very easy to work with. He understood the importance of really making an effort in front of the camera, even though I don't think it was something he was expecting to have to do. He took to it with the ease of a seasoned professional, and the result was great facial expressions throughout the session!
Franklin hails from Oregon, and has spent the last ten years working as a product designer for Nike. He's over in England to finish his masters in engineering. Franklin is a great example of someone who doesn't require headshots for acting or publicity, but rather just wanted some great pictures to put on his work-related profiles and other correspondence material.
Here’s James, a client who shot with London Headshots some time ago; really need to find the time to update this page more! I loved shooting this guy, he was brilliant to work with. One of the best.
Say hello to Charlotte Harrison, a recent client of London Headshots (obviously)
Jamie Matthewman came to London Headshots a couple of months ago to update his headshots (obviously!). He recently got cast in Emmerdale! He needed a range of shots, from slightly artistic, to very basic; we had a lot of fun.
This is Richard, a lovely, lovely guy who came to London Headshots recently. Super-easy to work with, and possessor of quite possibly the most naturally beautiful skin I've ever seen on a man. He liked one of the outfits so much he picked three! I also tried some new lighting on him that I will be adding to the London Headshots repertoire soon, but I'm not ready to shot it yet!
This is Louise May, a dancer from the agency, Winterson's. I completely forgot to upload these, and what a shame, Louise was great to work with and check out the results. So gutted I didn't upload these earlier.
This is Svetlana, an awesome client from last month. She speaks seven languages. SEVEN. An eclectic mix of all corners of Europe from France to Russia. Basically, she can holiday anywhere and never need a phrase book! I demonstrate one of my new lighting styles in this gallery, too - let me know if you like it!
Tyler came to the studio recently, for, you guessed it-headshots! Anyway, greta guy, great to work with, easily one of the most versatile actors I've had in the studio. He'll go far, I have no doubts.
Say hello to Segun. What one of the soundest guys I've ever brought in my studio. Brought his girlfriend and dog to the studio, who were both welcome, the dog was still welcome even when it shat on my floor! Segun was brilliant from start to finish, and the light on the day was superb, so we took advantage and did a bunch of natural light headshots as well, as it suited his skintone perfectly. I love these shots. Rounded off with a couple of full length shots and some 3/4 length. He ended up buying a ton of extra shots, too, which is always nice. Not because of the extra money, but because someone say so many that they like, that's always a huge confidence boost.
Say hello to Natalie Loader, a recent client here in the studio. Now, is it just me, or does she look exactly like Deborah Morgan from Dexter? She was really, really lovely, and I think these headshots turned out great.
Been a while since I updated the site. Busy shooting headshots, so not complaining. This is Derek Aning, who came to the studio recently. We got on great, the session went well, and I left the studio that evening with a new friend. Derek is making his first movements into acting, and he's got a solid attitude and I've no doubt that he'll go far. Really easy to work with, great conversation, all round good bloke.
This is Graham Mcgrath, an actor from Surrey. Graham was one of my last clients this year, before I take some time off, and what a great way to go out. He was easy to work with, took direction brilliantly, and didn't tire, which is another bonus. You need to have stamina for headshots!
Sanee came to London Headshots a couple of months ago, and I've been too busy to update! These were Sanee's first headshots, and I think they came out brilliantly. Sanee was a lovely guy, and really easy to work with, and had an immense knowledge of acting techniques and theory, a real student of the art form. He's always welcome back to London Headshots
Here's Tom, a great client from last week. Very easy to work with, and great conversation. He got some great variation in his headshots here, I think they're going to serve him really well!
Man, I love Paul's headshots - look at those expressions! Paul was a great guy on the day. A fellow runner like myself (although way more accomplished). Really easy to work with, and "got it" whenever I explained something to him! Hope these headshots serve him well, which I'm sure they will.
Sangeeta is with Mrs Jordan, an agency I shoot for regularly. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, and was one of the first people I ever shot with the style of lighting that is unique to London Headshots.
I am, dear reader, eternally aware of the praise I heap on my clients, but bare in mind I'd be unlikely to put the bad experiences up, not that I have many. Say hi to Joy. Joy is from Arlington …
Here's Pauline. She came all the way over from Paris to get her Headshots done (Well, not quite, she was staying here for a week but decided to get her headshots done while over here!). She's a film director who also acts, and bonus: she loves photography, too! She's a full time artist working out of her studio in Paris, and she was brilliant to work with.
Robin came in to the studio last week for some new headshots for his public speaking business. He's an accomplished actor who you'll recognise from 'Thatcher', with Meryl Streep, along with too many other British TV shows to mention. Really loved this shoot.
Nicola came to the studio recently, and what a great session it was. Turned out to be a friend of another client of mine - Tyler Coombs! Nicola was lovely to work with, and I love how her headshots came out!
This is Verity Harris, and she literally had the best skin of anyone I've ever shot! She has a really unique appearance, and I think it shows in the headshots.
This is Rachel. We shot a while back, but I can't remember if I got round to updating. Really, really lovely girl, and completely relaxed, which is always nice. Got some great varied shots, both indoor and outdoor.
Jan came to London Headshots a few months ago, and I only just got round to updating. This was an excellent, excellent session. Firstly, Jan lives in the town I grew up in, and is the first person in London I've met who did so, so we had plenty to talk about. He was also a big fan of the gym, and liked to stay in shape, and since I was a bodybuilder for 10 years, there was no trouble with conversation which flowed freely.
These are quality headshots! James was brilliant, his look is a mix between a crooked politician and a thespian Hugh Jackman - really lovely guy, too!
Emma was a recent client from another agency that I've shot for a few times. She was particularly easy to work with and had an amazingly photogenic face, even in lighting conditions that might've been unflattering for others.
Right, few things that were great about this shoot. Firstly, Suzanne was a Hip Hop fan, which meant I could have some decent music in the studio for a change. Secondly, this was her first headshot session, and they came out brilliant!
Nicole is a dancer, and I don't know what it is about dancers, but they take the most amazing headshots, and always have brilliant skin. Check out that glow - no photoshop involved!
Shaun is currently starring in the show Waterloo Road, and like myself, his favourite author is P.G Wodehouse. We swapped a few quotes and generally had a good time shooting. He put me onto Raymond Chandler, so that's good. A great shoot that produced some great images.
Kathleen came to London Headshots recently to get some new headshots to take back with her to the US. I was quite surprised she did so, because I've always thought the standard of headshots in the US, especially New York …
Check out Oliver, a client from a while back who I didn't get a chance to upload until now. Love these headshots. Oliver was a pleasure to work with, and really, really good company.
Say hello to Anthony Davis, nighttime presenter at LBC radio. Now, you'll notice that in one of these shots, Anthony is using a prop. A message to other clients: I support the use of props! Bring them if you have them, because they make for bloody good pictures!
Here's Omar Khan, who we had in the studio a while back. he took a while to get his shots back, but ended up choosing and paying for extra, so I'll let him off.
Here's Anna Treasure. Anna came down all the way from Gloucester to have her headshots done, and she was great fun to have in the studio. I have included a full length shot in this series, and although they are never part of the package, Anna asked nicely, and since we'd flown through the session in about half the time (she required very little coaching), I obliged! I love how it came out.
Say hello to Sophie, who continues to prove my theory that all dancers have flawless, amazing skin and seem to be naturals at taking brilliant photographs. I mean seriously, look how awesome these headshots are! Sophie was exactly the kind of client you want in the studio - personable, friendly, easy to work with, and great company.
God I love these headshots! Say hello to Rosie, who came to the studio some weeks ago. I've not updated for a while, so this is the perfect girl to kick off with.
Here's Steve, a TV presenter I shot a few weeks ago. I also worked on a commercial job with him recently for a TV pilot, shooting his co-presenter in a graveyard with a couple of wolf-dogs. Actually, one of them attacked me on set after the shoot was finished. Took a chunk out of my arm and left a few scratches. PRetty scary stuff, to be honest, but it wasn't the dog's fault - I think it saw me as a threat. I approached it none-to-slickly and it freaked out and jumped at me. Anyway, Steve was easy-peasy to work with. Full of confidence, great conversation, and loads of fun to have in the studio! Steve was also another of the first clients to take advantage of my full length portrait service that I've just started offering. Check them out:
Say hello to Neal, a new signee with Niki Winterson. Neal was an absolute pleasure to have in the studio, and we got on really well. It was touch and go for a minute, as I'd originally said one date and then written another on the confirmation email, and Neal turned up to the studio on the originally agreed upon date, and I wasn't there! I could only apologise, as I was tucked up in bed with Norovirus! Anyway, Neal was back the following week, and after graciously accepting my apology we got down to the business of creating some brilliant headshots.
Carmel Roberts is an up and coming actress from east London. Her headshots are simply amazing. For someone who had never had headshots done before, she took to it like a veteren.
Elizabeth Muncey, a young actress from south London. Check out the period-drama shots, awesome! Click images to view proper size & dimensions
Tara had to get headshots done on a day's notice last month, and arrived at the studio late in the evening to begin the session. Most people don't shoot too well in the evening, but Tara nailed the session and got these looks in about an hour, before scooting out the door again! Great session. Goes without saying that she was really easy to work with!
This is Ciaran, an opera-singer-turned-actor. Look at that skin, it's amazing. Ciaran is one of the few who took my "DRINK WATER!" advice seriously, or he's just got near-flawless skin, I dunno. He was absolutely brilliant to have in the studio. A pleasure to shoot from start to finish.
Calum Fraser came to the studio this week and had some headshots taken. He's not an actor, but a music conductor, so we didn't need to worry about clothing changes for this one.
I can't, for the life of me think of who Adam reminds me of, but it's someone. If anyone can help me figure out who it is, I'll give you 20% off a session!
Here's Marie Fortune - An actress I shot some weeks ago, but only just got round to putting up now. I really loved this headshot session, I think the pictures came out brilliantly, and Marie was a delight to shoot.
Maia came into the studio a few weeks ago for a session, and I love how these shots came out. Mostly landscape, but in the final edit, I obviously cropped them all down to portrait as well. (One day landscape headshots will be the norm, but Britain's not ready yet!) Maia was a delight to have in the studio, and very easy tot work with. I'm sure the same is said of her when she's acting!
Say hello to Emelye, a client who shot with London Headshots recently. Emelye was great, she's got a really interesting story and was good fun to have in the studio. She was referred to London Headshots via another clients, and referrals are always welcome!
This is Karl, a top guy from GSA who recently came to London Headshots last week for his course-mandated first headshots. First timers can always be tricky to shoot due to nerves, but Karl was a legend. No drama at all. A great guy, and really easy to work with. He's got one of those super-expressive faces that lets casting directors know he'll be a lot of fun to work with. One of the few people who can potentially play tough guy and nerd!
Say hello to Adam - Adam isn't an actor, and just needed headshots for his job, but bloody hell, he can shoot a headshot as good as any professional I've had in the studio! Adam is a lovely guy, and he also likes the gym, so we had plenty to talk about. Really pleased with these shots.
Ruth Rogers came to the London Headshots studio last week to update her book. Ruth is, get this, Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year. Ultimate woman of the year. How amazing is that! She's in Ultimate Client Of The Year contention as well, given that she found her way to the studio (rare), needed barely any direction, and nailed the whole range of looks in about 90 minutes, letting me go home early! That deserves at least some recognition.
Say hello to Susie. Now, if you are a radio 4 fan, you will definitely know her voice from The Archers! Susie plays Tracy Horrobin, and couldn't look further from the part she plays. She was great fun in the studio, and we had a few good laughs. I'm cutting it fine getting these back to her too, because the Spotlight deadline is tomorrow - oooh tense!
Here's Emily Wheeler, recent client from Winterson's. One of my first clients to take advantage of my new option for a full length portrait (Shot on my brand spanking new Hasselblad H5D Medium Format camera no less!). Emily was great company in the studio, and very easy to work with. A dancer, so no problems understanding directions, which is always nice!
Say Hello to Tom McCarron, who came to me by way of a previous client, Calum. Tom was brilliant in the studio. Very easy to work with, and as a result, we got some great headshots. Check them out for yourself:
This is Joe Shire, and actor who recently came for a headshot session by way of his agency, Niki Winterson. Lovely guy to work with, really great to have in the studio. At time of writing, Joe was heading for a second casting for a very nice job, and I'll update accordingly.
Maria Kheyfets came to the studio recently to have her first set of headshots taken. She is originally from Russia, and has moved to England after many years in the states. She didn't need any character headshots, so we just made sure she looked good!
Alex is a great client from ages ago.. I totally thought I'd already put him on the site, but I must have been busy that week, or something. Love these headshots.
Here is recent client Jennifer-Jayne, a dancer with Wintersons. Had a lot of fun on this session, and love the pictures that resulted. Dancers always take good headshots for some reason, and they always take direction way better than actors! Ironic really, but I think it's probably because they're used to being told how to move. Jennifer was absolutely lovely, which I think comes across in the pictures!
Lois came to us a few weeks ago for a session. Really lovely to work with. She needed a period drama shot, a "this is me" shot, and a few other just for some options. Click images to view …
Let's face it - Liam looks like Eminem! Definitely not a bad thing, but it had to be pointed out! Liam was excellent fun to have in the studio. He's an actor and also a stand up comedian, and it really shows in his character. Very funny and personable. I really love how these shots turned out. We actually shot a bunch of different lighting styles during this shoot, but people always seem to choose the classic London Headshots look! Not that I'm complaining, it's very flattering!
Michael Palmer is a client I owe a huge apology to! First off, the shoot went brilliantly, and he was amazing company. Secondly...
Another class act from Niki Wintersons; brilliant guy to have in the studio. Erudite, great conversation, very easy to work with. I'm pretty lucky to have such decent clients, as I understand from a lot of other headshot photographers, some of you people are complete nightmares. None of them grace the hallowed doors of London Headshots, though!
Phoebe is a television presenter who just moved from Al Jazeera to her own radio show. Brilliant session, absolutely loved how the images came out.
Sporting possibly the most satisfying surname to say out loud of any client I've ever shot, is Rhoda Ofori-Attah. A-Fore-e-at-a. Try it, it's a great surname.
Ahaa, Carlie is not an actor, but a dancer! Jazz, I believe. Really love how these headshots turned out. She was easy-as-pie to work with, especially since dancers are probably a bit further removed from headshots than actors are. She still did brilliantly. Amazing facial expressions, etc. Check them out below:
These are some of my favourite headshots ever. I LOVE how these came out. Michael came down all the way from Liverpool for a headshot session at London Headshots. He was awesome to work with, and bloody charming with it, too. We got on well and these shots are the end product. I don't know if it's good or bad form to have a favourite headshot, but these are definitely among them.
Billy Lydon was in the studio last week for a new set of headshots. I love how these turned out. Billy is from Essex, and we had a blast on the shoot. He's one of the few people I've met who understands the subtle difference between what the British call a wrongly call a barbecue, and what the Americans rightly call one. It's a hot topic!
Had Luke in the studio recently, a real pleasure to work with. Luke has a brilliant look that switches from friendly to near-psychotic with apparent ease! In real life he's super-friendly, and really easy to direct. If you look in one of the shots, he has a large scar on his neck, which I think is only going to help him with the type of roles he enjoys playing!
Here's Martin. Let him be a lesson to everyone out there looking to get headshots that THIS is how you do it. Most natural, honest shots you're ever likely to see. Martin was completely natural in front of the camera. He's embarking on his acting career after a successful stint in law; look out for him. I have every confidence that you will be seeing him on your screens in some form.
Will Parker is an actor and singer; he just got back from living it up in Spain, which meant a good tan, which in turn meant no blotchy British skin to retouch! Result! Lovely guy to have in the studio, and I'm really pleased how these came out.
This is basically my mother-in-law. Potential job from hell? Luckily, she knows me, so expectations from her were extremely low.
You may have seen Alex here recently. I had to delete his update after it turned out I'd accidentally retouched a bunch of shots and had to redo them because they were ones he hadn't chosen. Pretty stupid on my part, which is why I have a gallery system in order to avoid this. On this occasion it was broken, so I had to rely on myself. Big mistake. Problem sorted now though, so here he has.
David Heathcote: Another client I managed to get the shots back to before my computer died! He was one of the few! What a great guy. This was David's first ever set of headshots, and he was pretty nervous about getting them done. However, he did what everyone should do if they aren't comfortable having their photo taken: He relaxed! Seriously, you can't go wrong if you just relax. David took direction really well, and he ended up being one of my easier clients to photograph.
Here's Angelina, shot ages ago here at London Headshots. Just got round to uploading these. Angelina is a new actor from Nottingham and these were her first headshots. Love how these turned out!
John Webber joined me in the studio last week. Really great guy, had a good laugh shooting him. I think he looks a bit of a mix between Michael Fassbender and Daniel Craig.