Head Shot

Written by: Zanita Whittington


Confession: I’ve been working as a model these past couple months without having a card to take to castings! Pretty bad form on my part, I have been promising Priscillas that I would auto-portrait myself but its just something I haven’t prioritised in my manic schedule – until now. Not even sure if the agency will like these shots, if they don’t I’ll simply shoot a few more images with a little more styling, perhaps I’ll get a make-up artist… but really I’d prefer not too, I see enough of my own face. I prefer to spend my time achieving beautiful images of fresh faces. Really I just get such a buzz, which I why I think I continually improve and feel I have so much more to give. You have to love what you do and I truly love fashion photography, plus I’m a huge ‘photographer fan’. Inez & Vinoodh, Camilla Akrans, Knoepfel and Indlekofer, Sorrenti, Lindbergh, Greg Kadel, Laurie Bartley, Bruce Weber, Nicole Bentley, Justin Smith, Georges Antoni, Benny Horne, Paola Kudacki, Sebastian Faena, Sharif Hamza, Solve Sundsbo, Willy Vanderperre…. I could go on. 

So these two shots – they aren’t actually the final result of my work but photoshop is a wonderful/deceptive thing and while I was playing with effects I decided I really enjoyed this artistic look. It reminds me of the movie Ever After, the ‘Da Vinci’ portrait of Drew Barrymore. 
Something different anyway.