Sunday the 12th March, saw my 3rd shoot in 3 days. This one however was of more of a personal nature than the 2 previous. This one was to capture my head-shots for ‘Spotlight‘ and present a range of emotions for my acting work. My photographer of choice for this project was Paul Silver… A friend I have worked with numerous times and who knew I would not only feel completely comfortable baring my soul with but a photographer I knew who would also capture it at it’s most beautiful. so first things first… Those damn head-shots!
I did a variation of ‘hair up’ and hair down shots in order to give myself a range of options when marketing myself. The standard mean n moody expressionless shots were pretty quick to capture. The subtle smile shots however proved a different matter entirely… With Paul eventually shooting me several times with his £4 Nerf gun! Y’know what… Worked a treat! LOL! D Below are some of the results.
Next up was the section I expected to be hardest… The grief shot! Not so… Seems I could detach and get into character quite quickly and Paul captured a series of shots that although painful to look at are stunning to behold for a true snapshot of human pain. I am personally very proud of these and am pleased to say I switched back to normal instantly.
I say instantly… Though I went a little further than that. Pulling of a series of happy shots which were quite the contrast and following through to explore further emotions such as anger, curiosity, lust and determination amongst others.
Aside of being a thoroughly enjoyable shoot which is always the case when working with Paul it was also one of the most difficult and intense projects I have undertaken, given the drain on myself emotionally. I don’t go easy when getting in character that’s for sure. But it is without question one of my most favourite collections of photo’s I’ve ever produced, which not only tested me as a model but stretched me as an actor and left me with no doubt that there is far far more within me to explore. I truly look forward to sharing my innermost self through both modelling and acting as I continue forward in my career.
Thank you again to the legend that is Paul Silver who I highly recommend you commission for work. His results speak for themselves and always enable me to be captured at my best