Last few months have been busy. Its that time of the year again when 3rd year drama and musical theatre students need to get their head shots done. For many of them it’s the first time they have ever sat in front of a camera! So many things for them to think about, hair, make up, expression, do I smile do I look moody….
For me, there’s only one important thing. The eyes! Get them to say everything! It’s not easy to do but it makes the portrait work. If the eyes are dead, all the hard work with make up and hair will be wasted.
I shot student actress Jessica Bennett in natural light with just a reflector to accentuate her eyes, no need for anything else.
School of Rock the musical has taken the West End by storm, most recently winning the Olivier award for outstanding achievement in music. M.A.D photography recently worked on a shoot with one of the musical’s young stars, Grace Schneider, who can currently be seen playing the role of Marcy. Grace has also appeared as a young Drew Barrymore in feature film ‘Miss You Already’.
Grace is represented by A&J Management http://www.ajmanagement.co.uk/
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Had fun yesterday working with young actress and singer Amelia Nicholls, Amelia was shaking like a leaf when she turned up for the shoot, she’d just had a call form SGA Production informing her she had been cast as the presenter for a new UK tour of the children’s CBeebies BBC TV show ‘Tree Fu Tom’. Amelia will be playing the character Sky Ranger! Well done.