Actors Headshot, Jay Waylett

Jay, who is a young aspiring actor based in Haywards Heath Sussex, called me with an urgent request to make an actors headshot for a film casting that he wanted to attend 3 days later, and wondered if I could fit him into a photo session here in my Brighton studio.

Unfortunately the studio was completely booked out with other clients and I suggested we do his last-minute actors headshot outdoors. Of course on the day that we’d arranged it was freezing cold, heavy showers and blowing a mini-gale.

Jay wasn’t put-out and neither was I – so I suggested he come along to my house as I sometimes shoot actors headshots in my garden with reflectors and lights and thought we could sit out the rain hoping we might get lucky with a break in the weather and jump outside. I did this because Jay was really keen to get his shots done quickly, and I was happy to oblige.

Hey and we got lucky with the rain – with clever use of location equipment we managed to make some brilliant warm, sunny photos of Jay for his casting, even though it was actually dull and miserable and cold.

I’m such a huge believer in remaining positive and never giving up and this was so true for Jay’s photoshoot.

Here are three from the hour we had together – Jay was brilliant to work with (I loved the way he followed directions and could go from ‘intense stare” to ‘glowing-smile’ in the blink of an eye), and I wish him all the best in his career.

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Actor headshots for casting, Spotlight, Castingcall, theatre agents, film castings from Brighton’s busiest headshot and portrait photographer David Myers.

Sussex, Brighton, Hove, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Lewes, Eastbourne, Surrey and South of England.

 

Portrait Headshots of Designer Leanna Williams

Leanna Williams is a lingerie designer working just outside Brighton, Sussex and has developed a new luxury range for her own company (harlowandfox.co.uk). She asked me to provide a variety of PR images and so I visited her in her beautiful home and studio for the photoshoot.

Leanna was lovely to work with and her designs are absolutely wonderful. I decided on a subtle toning for the final images which was achieved with a combination of lighting at the photo-session and also in post-processing back at my studio.

As always I used my brilliant Nikon D3s with (in these two photos) the 85 1.4 or the 24-70 2.8. Both amazing lenses.

Here are a couple of my faves from the shoot.

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Portrait headshots for PR, Spotlight directory, casting directors, agents, theatrical agencies, websites, editorial, magazines, companies and businesses throughout Brighton Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and the south of England.

David Myers is Brighton Sussex’s best people photographer specialising in studio or location photography.

 

Business Headshot Portraits of Cathy Glass

It’s been a mad mad couple of weeks here in Brighton with headshot portraits, actor’s headshots and business portraits, some in the studio and some on location.

Cathy is a director of the international consulting company Axialent and came into the studio for a new set of headshot portraits for their website, brochures and PR material.

Cathy was so totally lovely to photograph – here are a couple from the photography session.

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David Myers Photography specialises in providing business, companies, corporations and individuals with world-class professional portrait headshot photography to promote their businesses through new media, print, web and marketing.

Working nationally out of his professional photography studio in Brighton, Sussex and offering location photography to Sussex, Surrey, Burgess HIll, Worthing, Eastbourne, London, Kent, Tunbridge Wells, Hawards Heath and the South of England.

Grace – new headshot photography Brighton Sussex

I photographed the lovely Grace Thompson at my Brighton photo studio this week. Grace wanted some headshots to promote her acting career and send to agents – and also just some great photos of herself (and why not!).

This was Grace’s first photoshoot and after a little coaching from me she did brilliantly in front of my camera.

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Arts Foundation 2013 Awards Photos

Last night I had the pleasure to photograph the 2013 awards ceremony for the Arts Foundation which encourages emerging important artists in various fields.

The ceremony was presented by Antony Gormley (famous for amongst other things, the Angel of The North) and was at the amazing offices of the world famous advertising agency Pentagram  in Notting Hill, London.

I love being a photographer in Brighton but sometimes London is so definitely The Place where it ‘happens’!

Here are a few random shots.

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Winner ‘Still Life Photography’ E. Ivanissevich

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Antony Gormley and Chloe Lamford, Winner Design for Performance

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Portraits of Lebenshilfe Wekstatt, Munich

The Lebenshilfe Wekstatt in Munich is a workplace for mentally disadvantaged people from 18 years old. It provides meaningful work from all levels depending on their abilities and in an amazing supportive atmosphere. About 400 people are employed there, and will stay there till they retire. Its not residential and they will either live with their parents or a sheltered accommodation or with carers.

I was delighted to be asked to provide portraits for their new website which is now online.

The people there were so charming and welcoming and it was truly one of the most rewarding jobs I have done in a long time.

Click to see their website

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Sussex Landscape Photography

I don’t normally photograph landscapes for clients (although as a professional photographer I make loads of shots when I am travelling!) but I was asked by a lovely couple to make a photo for them of a really special place in their hearts just outside Brighton, Sussex.

I spent quite a while making arty interesting shots of details and of odd angles but I wasn’t totally happy with any of them, and then just as the sun had set and I was heading off the beach I turned and saw the shot I really wanted. And this is it:

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Mastercard Christmas Party London

I was thrilled to be asked to photograph the Christmas party for Mastercard at the Weston Pavillion rooftop rooms in the Southbank centre in London.

Great fun people and an amazing venue!

Just thought I’d share a photo taken from the venue – with more to follow.

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Another headshot of Susan Gilmour Bailey – Brighton Photographers

Another photograph of the wonderful Canadian opera singer Susan Gilmour Bailey who came for her photography portrait session in my Brighton studio last week. Love this look she has here.

This shot was taken with my Nikon D3s and 70-200mm lens, as is pretty much all of my headshot photography. I used a nice little lighting set-up with four main studio flashes and various reflectors.

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