Blog: The Actors Portrait Experience

February 2022

My best work happens when I work with actors who are interested in exploring new ways to see themselves. Taking the time to look for glimpses, unplanned moments, small digressions - often are most rewarding in the end. It's a cooperative process.

Matt, the fireman here, in addition to modeling, was a firefighter. He'd come in for something else but I asked him to bring along his gear and this image is the result. The essential part of the process is having the conversation in the first place - getting to know and understand the actor and their goals.

fireman, after the fire, sweating fireman, fireman portrait, black and white, striking portrait
African American actress, dignified, bemused, black and white, glancing away
curran cross
Actor, outdoors, woods, blond
Oboist, portrait, vinny moloney, paris conservatory, studio, oboe
Oran Stainbrook, los angeles actor, hoodie, blue eyes, environmental portrait, challenging
uncertain portrait, strong gaze, outdoor, black and white, glasses, mustache
David Bradberry, actor, truck driver, window, old truck, environmental portrait
Antonio Patterson, glass