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/
For now enjoy this picture by makeup artist Bridget Clarke.
This conceptual beard is pretty close to the real thing. Imagine this, but bigger. And without the dirt on my face (this was for a post-apocalyptic web series that all actors are required to create).