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[…]

Should a Headshot Photographer Have a “Signature Style”?

Here is a question I have been wrestling with my entire career:  Should a portrait or headshot photographer have a “signature style”? There are many successful portrait and headshot photographers out there whose work is immediately recognizable.  Agents love to play the “I know whose work this is” game.  And I have spent countless hours experimenting with Read more about Should a Headshot Photographer Have a “Signature Style”?[…]

New Profile Shot for Joe Henson Photography Hair and Makeup Artist – Kerry-Lou!

Kerry-Lou is my super-talented Hair and Makeup Artist! See her work at kerry-lou.com and, of course, all over my portfolio. Kerry-Lou and I have been a team for the past 13 years and the result of that experience together is a psychic connection and seamless execution of our shared artistic vision.  Those of you who Read more about New Profile Shot for Joe Henson Photography Hair and Makeup Artist – Kerry-Lou![…]

A Totally Different Kind of Headshot!

I have recently taken up shooting boxing matches for a friend at ringsidereport.com.  I’ve always been fascinated by the primal drama of boxing and getting the opportunity to shoot a few fights has been both exciting and educational.   So, what does shooting boxing have to do with shooting headshots?  Actually, there are a few Read more about A Totally Different Kind of Headshot![…]

New York Headshot Photographer Joe Henson photographs Marja Vongerichten, hostess of PBS’s “Kimchi Chronicles”

Last week we had the exciting opportunity to create the new publicity photo for Marja Vongerichten, a previous client who is now the hostess for “Kimchi Chronicles” on PBS. “Kimchi Chronicles” is part travelogue, part food narrative, and part documentary of self-discovery. Marja, a Korean American-Adoptee, explores Korean food and culture, and her unique life Read more about New York Headshot Photographer Joe Henson photographs Marja Vongerichten, hostess of PBS’s “Kimchi Chronicles”[…]

The Top 5 Secrets to Amazing Headshots

Having worked in New York City (one of the most actor-concentrated areas in the world) for the past 30 years as a professional headshot photographer, and having photographed over 16,000 clients, I have learned much about what makes the most effective headshots and I’d like to share some of that information with you today! First, Read more about The Top 5 Secrets to Amazing Headshots[…]

New Beauty Shot for Portfolio

We recently had the pleasure of shooting fashion model, Alicia Ellen Moore! Alicia’s Hair and Make-up was done by Margie Bresciani of Pro-Style-Crew.  Margie is a super talented senior stylist with Kerry-Lou‘s Pro-Style-Crew Beauty team.  Portfolio shoots are an excellent opportunity to expand my lighting repertoire, to experiment with new techniques, which can then be used Read more about New Beauty Shot for Portfolio[…]

NY Headshot Photographer, Joe Henson photographs Financial Guru, Hilary Kramer!

We were called recently to shoot new publicity photographs for Hilary Kramer, one of Wall Street’s most successful equity analysts and investment managers. Hilary is the editor of three weekly investing services for individual investors; GameChangers, Breakout Stocks Under $10 and High Octane Trader (all for InvestorPlace Media). She is also a regular contributor to Read more about NY Headshot Photographer, Joe Henson photographs Financial Guru, Hilary Kramer![…]

The Challenge…Joe Henson, NYC Headshot Photographer photographs David Morgan, NYC Headshot Photographer!

David Morgan and I have been competing for clients in the highly specialized world of headshot photography in New York City for almost 30 years.  I first met David in the early 80’s when the headshot market was split between approximately 10 or so professionals, all shooting film, developing signature styles, all carving their niche Read more about The Challenge…Joe Henson, NYC Headshot Photographer photographs David Morgan, NYC Headshot Photographer![…]