Headshots are usually an actor's first introduction to possible work.
I've taken quite a few over the years and have looked analytically at just as many.
I just took new ones to commemorate the successful conquest of my face by a majestic beard.
Here are the looks (and accompanying inner monologue) I went with this year -
I have a secret
I have to fart
My secret is I have to fart
Now it's not a secret anymore
That's funny, so I'll laugh, because laughing makes you have a natural smile
I'm overthinking this, and now judging myself (aka eyes half open, sneering mouth, very unsightly)
Let's get back on track - I am worth millions of dollars
You are my competition and I will crush you
That was so arrogant I'm sorry
Who are you talking to? They can't hear your thoughts
Unless I write them on my blog. Should I write them on my blog?
What's happening? Oh right, headshots
That was funny, right? That I got off track? I'll laugh again, quite naturally this time
Who am I?
You're supposed to know that before coming in here!
Ooh, that's good - existential crisis
No...maybe I'll turn my face slightly to the left
No really that felt really good
Congrats everyone that's a wrap
I'm trying to really lean into my inner monologues. Like a well crafted story, you can see that my thoughts come full circle (spiral?). On this journey the signposts are fake/real laughing and the destination is Natural Looksville. Population : Everyone else but me.
I took them with the gentlemanliest of gentlemen - Morgan Demeter.
Here's his website - http://morgandemeter.com/