As a photographer, I spend most of my time behind the camera. On the rare occasions that I do go the other side, I panic and my face seems to take on a mind of its own. It does things that I didn’t even know were bio-mechanically possible like flaring one nostril or pointing its eyes in two totally different directions. It’s rarely a good look though does garner interest from certain scientific circles.
Laura Bailey’s face, being owned by a professional actress, is far more well behaved than my mug so, when she came in for a headshot photography session last week, we got loads of great photos. A good headshot is absolutely vital to actresses and actors and most other kinds of performers. It’s essentially part of their CV and, when a potential job comes in, the performer’s agent sends their headshot out to the casting director for the role. This casting director will often have a huge number of potential auditionees to go through so the headshot photo has all of about two seconds to grab them and shout, “invite me in for an audition!”. The headshot photographer’s job is to make sure that this happens!
So, on a sunny Friday in Reading, Berkshire, we cranked up the stereo and set about getting some, “CAST ME!” headshot photos. Below are a few of my favourite shots from the session.
Ross Fairgrieve is a freelance video producer, videographer, cameraman, video editor, and photographer based in Reading, Berkshire. His clients range from start-up charities to large corporate businesses across Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, London and abroad. If you would like to enquire about his services, head over to the CONTACT page.