I can’t believe it’s been twelve years.
Back in 2002, I was honored to join SAG. I loved everything about acting … except getting headshots. I dreaded it every single time … the awkward posing in front of the camera, the investment for so-so returns, etc. I thought there had to be a better way, and I could be the photographer to do that.
I bought my first professional camera in 2005, and have not been able to put it down since. I snapped photographs of everything I could, but found my true passion was capturing emotions and people. I began photographing friends in my acting class at Howard Fine, and quickly learned comfortability in front of the camera led to the best shots.
Busy days filled with Hollywood odd-jobs supported my gratuitous passion for photography. One of these odd-jobs was working for the executive producer of Ugly Betty. While on set, I mustered the courage and asked to photograph one of the actors on the show, Michael Urie. Shortly after emailing Michael his shots, I received a call from an unknown number, it was his publicist. She called to confirm I had taken Michael’s photos, and with equal parts excitement and skepticism I replied, “Yes ma’am”. She then asked for my website, and I let her know I didn’t have one at yet. She responded assuredly, “Well you better make one, I'm sending you clients." The rest, as they say, is history.
It's been an amazing twelve years behind the camera. I've worked with amazing people who possess varying backgrounds, experiences, and aspirations. I love building their confidence in front of the camera and I hope, a little in life too.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my site, and I hope to hear from you soon.
_ jeff e