As an actor, images of you and your work are instrumental to your success. But getting desired images is the trick. After all: any ape with a cell phone can snap your photo and post it on the internet, but chances are the lighting, focus, angle or expression (or all of the above) will make the photo prove one you wish hadn’t happened. But no harm intended, so you laugh those off. Then there are the paparazzi who are hoping to make money off the most unflattering photo of you they can get; harm fully intended. But you still have to try to laugh them off, because litigation can kill your image as much as a bad photo. So you do your best to get talented photographers who can tame the alchemy of color, light and attitude and take a few good pictures that fare you well.
My recent find is the eclectic artisan Joshua Patterson of Josh Patterson Photography. I say eclectic because he also writes, sings and occasionally stage manages. But lately he has been honing his photography skills and the results are fantastic. So we talked about what I wanted to do: a varied photo shoot that would show off disparate elements of my acting range. As a character actor, I’m cast as evil bastards, hapless nerds and everything in-between and I wanted some fresh shots of all of the above. Josh was excited to get his lens on me and see what we could create.
In this case the maxim “a picture is worth a thousand words” seems apropos. So without further ado, here are a few faces of me, brought to you via the eyes of my new snap man. I think you’ll agree: Mr. Patterson has a great future ahead of him.
For more photos and info visit Josh Patterson Photography