Most people think that a headshot is critical for an actors chances of success, but the same can be true of other industries, such as in law. I was pleased to take on the challenge of doing the headshot for one of Doughty Street Chambers top upcoming barristers, Harriet Johnson.

I was surprised when I saw Harriet’s original photo she used, because it didn’t look like her and looked like something someone had taken with a mobile phone. That’s fine of course, there’s a time and place for that, but not when you’re a kick ass barrister who needs to look confident, approachable and a winner. Harriet is all of those, and her profile picture now reflects that reality.

Harriet tells me that business has definitely increased since she updated her picture.

We’ve had our eye on you for some time now, Mr. Anderson

My journey so far with the headshots has been wonderful and a great experience.

I’m not finished yet, but I’m shooting guys that are giving me very different looks and and an intensity and beauty that you wouldn’t normally associate with men.

See what I mean with this shot I took of Jesper Andersson here? Right?

Head shots – Part 1

Location: Sports Interactive’s Headquarters, London

I recently did a bunch of head shots for the gang at Sports Interactive, who are the creators of the popular Football Manager series of games that are published by SEGA.

I’ve been wanting to focus more on portraiture and get out of my comfort zone, so this was the perfect opportunity for that and it’s safe to say we had a real blast. This is just a two light treatment too and it’s amazing what you can achieve with just two small strobes.

The guys will be using these photos for a variety of things from website profile pictures, internal wiki and intranet systems and for plain old social networking like Facebook.