I had my first headshots taken in Chicago in 1995 (or late 94, I forget...), when I was a junior in college. I sent them out to tons of summer repertory theatres, and used them for the first few years out of college. Wow, do I look young.
In 1997 or 98 I had them taken again, in Philadelphia, by a guy who took production photos of a show I did. I had assumed I would go with the one guy who seemed to take all the headshots in town, but when I went in to meet with him he was such a jerk that I couldn't do it, and asked this other guy.
The shots I had taken in Los Angeles are my favorites, and I've been using them for far too long. This shot was taken just outside the photographers back door of his home in the valley. (it also scans in with really high contrast, for some reason)
For Christmas my husband got a new, really good (and not cheap!) camera, and I thought that I would have him try taking some new pictures of me. So one day we played around a bit, and although the pictures weren't BAD, they weren't quite as good as I wanted. Which we expected on the first go. We just hadn't gotten around to the second go yet, but as I said, I picked the best one and tried to make it work, so the pictures would be more representative of what I look like now.
So there you have it ... 4 different headshots spanning over 13 years. Yikes. They are a great example, I just noticed, looking at them like this, of what I do with my hair. I grow it out, I get sick of it and chop it off to about chin length, then remember how I can never get the hair to all point the same direction, and let it grow again. Until I get sick of it once more...
and in regards to Monday's audition.... the way a general audition like this works is that a bunch of directors from various theatres show up and watch, hoping to find some new talent/people to work with. Then as shows come up they look over their notes and call people they liked and think might be appropriate for the show to come in and audition FOR THE SHOW. So it's not like I'll be getting a call this week, and when and if I do get a call it will likely be for further auditions, not with an offer of a part. It could be 6 months before someone calls, as a result from this audition. So there's no time frame. I will be following up to all the theatres with cards, for that personal touch.
(Laskigal - it was Eleanor, the Duchess... "Why droops my Lord, like overripened corn...", Act 1 scene 2)
and still no news on the helicopter musical.