Another chance to have a catch up, this time with actor Chloé Sweetman who returned to get some fresh, new headshots and to make the most of the good weather with plenty of natural light shots bringing out the blue of the eyes……oh and we also did a few studio headshots too!
It’s always good to welcome back Liverpool actor John May. We always manage to cover so many topics during our conversations and some where in between the chat we also manage to get some headshots done! John is represented by Elaine Murphy Associates.
Getting some fresh, new headshots for actor Emile Miriam and a chance to catch up…..oh, and did we talk about music?…….yes I think we probably did! Emilie is represented by Toni Collard at TCA Management.
All actors’ headshot sessions vary. No two actors are alike. Some shoots are very open and more about the actor and their playing age, so pushing the limits of that age range are sometimes the key focus of the shoot. With actor Susan Hewitt we wanted some shots that were very simple in approach and expressed her own personality and some where she explored more character ‘types’ that she new could potentially get her work. Just two of the shots here from a varied shoot showing some of the contrast in personality, type and mood.
It’s always lovely to see actors returning for a new shoot. Not only is it an opportunity to get some fresh new headshots but it’s also a chance to catch up and see what’s been going on in each other’s lives. And there’s always plenty to talk about! Josie is represented by Nigel Adams at North West Actors.
OK, so apart from photographing art the only people I normally photograph are actors. But on this day I made an exception! This is the first shot taken from a hugely enjoyable shoot with Jordan Alexander who is a musical director, pianist and conductor. Jordan is also currently studying at LIPA in Liverpool.
Getting a little bit chilly but pretending it’s a glorious summer’s day!……with actor Alex Easton who is represented by Red 13 Management in Manchester.
So lovely to meet up with
@TheRailtownBs at Home in Manchester 30 odd years since I last photographed them! Terrific talk from Mark Kermode and a wonderfully exuberant set from the Bottlers. Thanks to Mark, Matt, Stephen, Alison, Olly and the staff at Home.
One lunchtime at Edinburgh Fringe we were front row in a pub for a free show by the wonderful Phill Jupitus.
At the end of a song he threw his plectrum, apparently over our heads, into the audience.
On returning home I unpacked my rucksack & at the bottom found…….PJ’s plectrum!
Thankyou to The APHP, who have just posted their online feature with me, titled Photographer in Focus: 60 seconds with Michael Pollard!
It covers everything from custard creams to Mark E Smith, to my work as an actors’ headshot photographer.
The whole interview is available to read here: http://theaphp.co.uk/news/view/?permalink=photographer-in-focus-60-seconds-with-michael-pollard
Thanks to John Branwell for a hugely enjoyable shoot!
He is soon to be seen on the big screen in Mike Leigh’s forthcoming film Peterloo.
Great to meet and photograph headshots for actor Andrew Wong – and still the Manchester weather is being kind to us… just about!
Is it just me or are actors getting younger!
Actor headshots from new shoots with young talents Jace & Jax Haymer-Bates, Anthony Dixon and Dylan Smith.
Here’s a shot from an amazing gig I attended and photographed at The White Hotel in Salford in May, with Damo Suzuki and Imperial Wax.
An extraordinary experience in an extraordinary venue!
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