With Henry Harrison Headshots, I want to make the experience of getting your headshot taken creative and personal; one size does not fit all. You want to show casting directors what sets you apart from the rest and makes you unique, and that’s why we take time together to customise the session to your unique needs as a performer.
As a result of the preliminary work we do together, the shoot will be a fun and creative experience for both of us, akin to capturing a performance rather than capturing a formulaic pose. Together we review the photographs and recalibrate our approach where necessary.
After the shoot, we'll take 10-15 minutes and go through all images, distilling those photos down to 20-40 images to find the absolute best facets of your look. I will then provide you with your digital proofs and you decide which of the 20-40 images work best for your needs.
Then I get to work finalising your selected images through light retouching of areas such as blemishes and erasing stray hairs and colouring images to give them the finishing touch. You will then receive the finalised high-resolution digital prints.
I really believe in putting time and effort into your headshots because first impressions last. When you have the best headshots possible, you get to concentrate on things that matter most; getting the jobs you want and developing as a performer.
Whilst working with a casting director on a feature film a few years back, I was struck by how much of the selection process for talent was determined by a single spilt second glance at a headshot. In that split second, the casting director would evaluate whether or not this or that performer was worth the time for a more detailed look or whether they would be assigned to the rejection pile, and it was apparent that the single biggest factor in making this evaluation was not the performers ability, or their experience, or even their look; it was the quality of their headshot.
That’s why I love doing what I do. Almost every performer - even those with little to no experience - can really knock it out of the park in terms of communicating character and tone in a headshot given the right direction and encouragement. The thought that by producing strong and expressive work on my end, I can be helping a performer (even in a small way) in achieving their ambitions is what makes me so happy to be doing what I’m doing.