Professional Headshots Henry VIII & Napoleon Knew The Importance of Image

Actors, Authors, Musicians, Opera Singers, Professionals, DoctorsCEO’S, Directors you all need a good headshot, a single image to convey your complexities, personality and professionalism.

 

Ask yourself does your Headshot Tell your Story?”

“A picture shows me at a glance what it takes dozens of pages of a book to expound.” Ivan Turgenev 

 

Photoshoots for Actors & Talent

With the growth of Social Media, our online appearance can be just as important; possibly in a modern context even more important than our personal appearance.

 

Here a few historical examples for you. Henry VIII, knew the importance of his professional Appearance. When we think of Henry VIII we think of a gigantic, defiant bull like figure. In reality this wasn’t true, it was an image created by the Artist Hans Holbein in 1537.

Henry VIII Napoleon

Likewise Napoleon from the Beginning of his career appreciated the importance of imposing his image upon the world through the best artists available.

 

“A Picture is worth a Thousand Words” (Napoleon)”

 

So why should we think any different to Henry VIII & Napoleon. If they had Social Media how would they represent themselves to the public?

 

Posting amateur images of yourself taken from a night out on your Linkedin Profile won’t make you look serious to potential employers and clients. Nor represent you as a giant in your profession.

Sean Clancy & Matt Littler & Darren Jeffries ©Rory Lewis Photographer 2012

Sean Clancy & Matt Littler & Darren Jeffries ©Rory Lewis Photographer 2012

Your image must reflect your attention to detail and professionalism. You only get one chance to make a good impression. Good Head Shots immediately convey that you are serious and focused.

 

I have developed my own unique style of working with headshot clients ensuring their photographic headshot experience is an enjoyable; relaxed session to create the best image for your profile.

Emma Rigby & John Benson QC ©Rory Lewis Photographer 2013

Emma Rigby & John Benson QC ©Rory Lewis Photographer 2013

With Over 10 Years Experience and using direction and inventive ‘scenarios, I can easily encourage you to express yourself, creating natural, approachable headshots that get you noticed. Don’t let your image suffer; become a PROFESSIONAL GIANT! I have a number of Affordable Packages, available in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow & London.

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Working With Actors

I am a Portrait Photographer, though I can’t afford to market myself solely as a Portrait Photographer I must shoot a wide variety of work from Models to Product Photography & Interiors.

 

Don’t get me wrong I enjoy being a general photographer every assignment is unique and exciting. However, I am a huge fan of Stage & Film. When I shoot people who aren’t Actors  I don’t enjoy it as much.

 

Actors in my opinion make the best models. Actors take direction effortlessly on camera, when I shoot an actor I try to bring their true character into the picture. I like to take the time to have a conversation getting to know the actor helping them feel at ease.

If i’m shooting an established actor I like to do my research. Some of the famous people I’ve photographed i’ve not know much about. I didn’t know a great deal about Emma Rigby, so before our shoot I watched some clips on Youtube and read some articles.

The Two RonniesAnother exciting opportunity presented to me was a shoot with Matt Littler & Darren Jeffries. Formally from Hollyoakes and Now Presenters for T4. Their Agent approached me to shoot them for a promotional portfolio update. Again I applied some research and looked at similar duo presenters like Ant & Dec and even the Two Ronnies who inspired the shot below. The shot really brings out the quirkiness of the guys.

It was film & stage that inspired me to become a photographer in the first place, and I strive each day as a professional photographer to shoot more & more exciting projects with Film & Stage Actors.

 

Recently Devon Beigan, young actress & recent Star of Casualty, arranged her first ever Headshot Session. It was fun to show the fun and serious side of her personality, shooting a broad variety of expressions to illustrate all aspects of Devon’s Character.

Devon Beigan © Rory Lewis 2012

In 2014, I will be holding my 2nd Exhibition and I will be approaching stars of stage & film to pose in several projects to help raise money for UNICEF. Last year’s 2012 Exhibition helped to raise £400 for Macmillan Cancer Support I hope to beat last years total and raise over £1000 for UNICEF. It is an amazing feeling to raise money for a good cause while doing something you enjoy.

 

If you are an Actor or Actress looking for headshots please take a look at my Comprehensive Package. Based in Liverpool and able to shoot in Manchester and Leeds & London.  A Photographer who can create headshots to make you stand out with casting directors. Proper Actors Headshots, that will illustrate your character and ability as an Actor.