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!