Headshots for Actors, Artists, and Professionals
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A simple journal of my thoughts on photography and the process of making work.

Black and White Headshots are coming back?

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Simple. Completely unavoidable. If actors and agents ever get smart they will start using black and white again. Slowly. Trickle it out. Especially theatrically. Commercials are another beast and not much soul there so color can ride forever. Anyway, most of my clients want one setup that is black and white as they use it for imdb and other PR needs. My thinking is: it is all about contrast. Instead of layering in more color why not remove color at this point. Think of that page with hundreds of color headshots...now imagine three black and white shots on that page. Where will your eye go first? Who got noticed? The guy or girl with the teal sweater blending in with everyone or the actor with a contrast rich awesome black and white shot? Think on that and maybe you can be part of the change.