“So….what are you working on…?
In Hollywood, everyone wants to know (and judges you on) what your most current action is: what projects are you working on; did you get a new agent/manager/distributor/etc.; do you have any new PR, demo reels, headshots, etc.? Traction and trajectory are the names of the games and they make up a maze of never-ending treadmills.
For today’s blog I’m going to focus on the actor side of my career and, more specifically, the headshot: casting directors, agents and managers all want photos that look like who you are right now and the roles you can play right now. While it’s true that the magic of CGI, FX and make-up can transform you into anything, most films will use you more or less as you are and so you need to provide the people with photos that represent that.
Having recently been signed by the ladies of The Jana Luker Agency, updated headshots were ordered, including a request for some wider body shots. So I went back to the man who can tame the alchemy of color, light and attitude to have him use all of the above to once again make magic and fulfill my need with something spectacular. That may sound like hyperbole, but the man I am talking about is Joshua Patterson of Josh Patterson Photography.
Never satisfied with complacency, Josh continually hones his photography skills and the result is that his work is ever-evolving and ever-improving. So we got together and, thanks to his relaxed and understanding attitude, had a no-stress, thoroughly enjoyable photo session that included several different outfits and looks, since he knows I’m a character actor who is cast as evil bastards, wimpy nerds and everything in-between.
Once again, the maxim “a picture is worth a thousand words” seems apropos. So without further ado, here are some baddies, some nerds and a few others. I think you’ll agree: Mr. Patterson has served me well.
For more photos & info on Josh Patterson and his work, hit up: www.joshpattersonphotography.com