May. 2011. Chicago

May 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

I had the pleasure of doing makeup for Chicago-based photographer Rance Rizzutto. Rance, who has a performance background himself, shoots fabulous headshots.  He knows how to make actors feel comfortable in front of the camera and has a keen eye for composition.  He shoots in this huge warehouse-like space with big windows above a black box theatre and it’s pretty magical.

I fully enjoy doing headshot makeup. I get to collaborate with great photographers and  meet super-creative actors at all points in their careers.  This was Melina’s first set of headshots and she did fantastic! I like this shot a lot because of its soulful quality.  Plus, she looks the way she would if she were going to an audition and that’s essential.

Headshots are an actor’s calling card; a good one can open doors where there were once walls.  I wish Melina the best of luck on her acting journey and think she’s off to a great start!

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