In a world awash with quick snaps on mobile phones, it's almost refreshing to see a crisp, sharp, well-lit image taken at something other than the subject's own arms' length - whether it's an actor's headshot, a musician's promo image, or even a staff portrait on a business site.
When you're ready for that extra level of polished professionalism, I can help. Whether it's a studio shoot or a boardroom, or even the park next door, we can do a lot in a short period of time to improve your personal profile, album launch, novel, or business pitch.
The portrait work I do includes headshots for actors’ portfolios, promotional images for musicians and writers, environmental portraits for small businesses, album covers for bands, and corporate images for press releases and annual reports.
When creating new images for yourself or your business, it helps to have a photographer who can keep in mind all the end uses of the image you've got in mind - whether that's an immediate story or press release, or longer term speaking engagements, conferences & conventions, or social media use, it's good to have options available that will work in each of those contexts.
The most important thing in this sort of work is to get a feel for the person, and try to develop a look that suits what they want to convey about themselves. Are they friendly and approachable, or serious and intense? For actors, what kind of roles are they auditioning for, and how can we make them look right for the part? For musicians, is the album soft or hard, urban or rural, light or dark – and how can we support that in the image, through colour, tone, light, framing, depth of field, attitude; everything that makes a great image.