In Hollywood everyone is looking for the perfect headshot: an image actors use to market themselves and/or their looks to producers who may be angling to cast someone in a production. This is a very subjective area of photography. Every agent has their own opinion or idea of how their “client” should look in a headshot. Some photographers say it is a scam. I had an inspiration to create some of my own, with a little playful angle.
Did you ever just want to shout something out loud?. This is number one of a two-parter, and I got the idea for this image some time ago and just decided to put it together. Take whatever meaning you want from it, in fact I would like to hear what other people get from it, for my part I’m a very-few-words kind of guy. Maybe that’s why I make images.
I actually didn’t take any of the photos used in this composite, even though I had planned to in my original concept, but I did license them from iStockPhoto. I don’t know if I would ever offer licenses to my work through royalty free sites, but if it works for other photographers, more power to them. I do believe strongly in paying for intellectual property and frown on the practice of grabbing images off the web, especially when they are copyrighted, as are all of the images on this web site.
The are more composite images coming, and I am going to add a whole page of them to my online portfolio, so keep looking here for more updates and cool images. Now I have to go outside and take photos of the black helicopters that keep circling my house…