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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Say hello to Tim Alsop, the only actor I've ever …
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.
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!
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!
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!
This is Rachel. We shot a while back, but I …
I am, dear reader, eternally aware of the praise I …
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.
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.
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.
Kathleen came to London Headshots recently to get some new …
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.
Here's Georges. Shot last week at London Headshots. Really lovely guy to have in the studio. Very emotive, and easy to work with.
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:
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 Susanne, a client of Mrs Jordan Associates. …
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 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.
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 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!
Lois came to us a few weeks ago for a …
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!
Maria Kheyfets came to the studio recently to have her …
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.
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!
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.
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!
Tomi came to the studio some time ago, and we …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 James, a client who shot with London Headshots …
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.
Calum Fraser came to the studio this week and had …
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.
Jamie Matthewman came to London Headshots a couple of months …
Say hello to Charlotte Harrison, a recent client of London Headshots (obviously)
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!
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.
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.
Sangeeta is with Mrs Jordan, an agency I shoot for …
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: