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[…]

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”[…]