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

The fiction of the Actor Headshot

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Brian Franklin Actor Headshot I really wonder if agents and casting directors still care if they can get a sense of an actors "essence" from their headshot. It has gotten so specific that I believe that the industry is far more interested in the essence of the actor playing the character. What the actor reveals while she is in action as a character. Ultimately, the question is not, "What is this actors essence, but can they reveal the essence of the character breakdown?"

Peter spends much of his time shooting in Los Angeles and New York. The actor headshots that Peter has shot over the years have been seen in The Lone Ranger, ARGO, Jack Reacher, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Savages, Shutter Island, Warrior, Halloween, The Lords of Salem, American Gangster, Burn After Reading, Transformers, Sin City, Love Liza, Boadwalk Empire, True Blood, Dexter, Weeds, Coherence and on so many network television shows and commercials that it is kind of weird.