Next Level Headshots – Unique Headshots for Unique Individuals

When you land on a headshot photographer’s website, one of the first things you notice is that photographer’s overall style.  Do you see prominent similarities to the headshots in the portfolio?  Are the shots all lit in the same way?  All natural light, or all studio light?  How about the background, is it repeated throughout Read more about Next Level Headshots – Unique Headshots for Unique Individuals[…]

Kerry-Lou’s New Line of Make-up Brushes

Kerry-Lou is my wife and chief Hair and Make-up Artist.  We’ve been working together for over 16 years and have done thousands of shoots.  Those of you who are lucky enough to have worked with Kerry-Lou know the skill and care that she brings to every shoot.  Today, we are proud to announce the launch Read more about Kerry-Lou’s New Line of Make-up Brushes[…]

Shooting Brian Regan

Shooting comics is a blast!  We’ve done sessions with Rita Rudner, Lisa Lampanelli, John Henson (of course), Soupy Sales, and we recently had a super fun shoot with world class comic, Brian Regan!  Brian is coming off of the first live stand-up comedy TV special in Comedy Central history, “Brian Regan – Live from Radio Read more about Shooting Brian Regan[…]

“Camera Presence” explained by NYC Headshot Photographer, Joe Henson

The most mysterious and fascinating aspect of portraiture and headshot photography is “Camera Presence”.   “Camera Presence” refers to the ability of the subject to make direct contact with the viewer of the photograph.  You, as the viewer feel the impact and immediacy of their gaze, a connection is established.  The sitter becomes an active communicator, Read more about “Camera Presence” explained by NYC Headshot Photographer, Joe Henson[…]

Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer – Part Tres

I remember reading Andre Gregory’s description of an impromptu headshot session he had with Richard Avedon (who sits at the head of the table in my Pantheon of the Photographic Gods), wherein Avedon riffed through aspects of Gregory’s presence at warp speed – moving a light here, changing an angle there, tossing out direction like a possessed artist, Read more about Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer – Part Tres[…]

Personal Work

I make my living as a portrait photographer, specializing in Headshots for actors, performers, corporate executives, politicians, writers, families, children, and anyone who needs a compelling, attractive, and accurate image to present to the world.  The best technique I know of to keep my style fresh and my skill-set expanding is to experiment and constantly Read more about Personal Work[…]

Top 10 Headshot Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

I have been a professional headshot photographer for more years than most of you have been alive. At last count I have photographed over 17,000 clients including celebrities such as Tyler Perry, Annette Bening, “King Ad-Rock” of the Beastie Boys, Selma Blair, Dick Cavett and about 16, 995 others. I’m not the loudest, or the Read more about Top 10 Headshot Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them[…]

New work with a longtime friend…

Kerry-Lou and I recently had the pleasure of shooting Susannah Solis…yet again! Our first shoot with Susannah was over 9 years ago, and since then we have done her headshots every couple of years and worked with her on multiple portfolio shoots. Our longterm relationship has formed a wonderful friendship and also an inspiring collaboration. Read more about New work with a longtime friend…[…]

Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer, Part Deux

I recently had the pleasure of shooting headshots for Actor, Writer, Comedian – David Lee Nelson. David had a wide range of markets that he wanted to address with his headshots, from Legit/Film/Theater/TV work to Commercials, Stand-up Comedy, his work as a Playwright, and One-Man Performance Artist. You can see from his website that David Read more about Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer, Part Deux[…]

Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer

My goal as a headshot photographer is to interpret the presence of each sitter in the most direct way, with as much visual impact as possible. Envisioning the perfect headshot for an actor comes through a balanced combination of experience, perspective, and creativity. When I first meet a potential client, I ask them what their Read more about Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer[…]