phone: (678) 883-3540
I want to help you succeed as an actor in Atlanta. I want to empower you with the tools to market yourself effectively in the crowded Atlanta acting and entertainment industry. When you're up against dozens of other actors for the one role that was made for you, confidently hand the casting director a headshot that makes you look your best!
My headshot sessions start at $350 for up to three hours of photography. There's no limit to the number of photographs we get. We'll begin our session in a studio, getting shots in front of a simple background, then we'll head outside to get a few more casual-looking headshots and a portrait or two you can use in your portfolio. Once our favorites are selected I'll edit five to make each image perfect. Your edited photos will be delivered digitally, optimized for online use, and the print versions sent to my preferred printer, The Pixel Pusher.
How I do HEADSHOTS
Hair and makeup isn't included, but is highly recommended. I can book a hair and makeup artist for you for an additional $100. For new actors and models who need a comp card, I offer a 4-hour photoshoot that will include 4 or 5 looks and professionally formatted. This is everything you need for your first comp card. Contact me for details.
fine art portfolio
Revealed Through Rorschach is a fine art collaboration between me, Joseph Richardson, and two other Atlanta-based artists, sculptor/writer David DeChant and makeup artist and body painter Misty Moon. The series was shot over the course of about a year and involved 18 models. A book is in the works with a fictional art story by David DeChant.
read an excerpt from revealed through Rorschach
I'm a photographer working in the entertainment industry in Atlanta, GA. I work with artists in the two fields I'm most passionate about: Music and movies. I'm inspired by some of the world's great fashion photographers, and approach my portrait sessions -- no matter the subject -- as a high-fashion photo shoot.
The two styles you might see most in my images are either luminous portraits with tons of beautiful natural light, or dark and gritty black and whites with great textures and leading lines. My headshots are always simple and bright, shot on location and in a studio, taking advantage of beautiful sunlight with just a splash of off-camera lighting to make the subject look their best.
I believe in collaborating with my clients and other artists as much as possible. A stunning final image is usually a result of several people working together. Have a crazy idea for a shoot? I'd love to hear it!
This webpage is dedicated to my actor's headshots, artistic portraits, and everything I do for fun or the art of it. To see my corporate headshot work, please check out the Atlanta Media Alliance page; and for just movie-related material, check out the Safeword Entertainment page.
Thanks for looking,
Phone: (678) 883-3540
movies & Tv portfolio
movies & tv projects
It's funny where inspiration comes from sometimes. A song, a book, a photograph, a conversation with a friend. We live in a world that's rich with beauty and ugly and everything in between. A non-artist acquaintance once told me that anyone who needs inspiration lacks creativity. I think that's bullshit. To me inspiration is finding something that interests you and wanting to create and show others how you feel about that subject...
Here’s a poster I made for a short film I was involved with. The Car stars Edward Solis and was written and directed by Rob Fox. I helped produce the movie and was Director of Photography. We filmed it over 3 days and wrapped on principal photography a few days ago.
Can’t wait to see what the editors and colorists do with it. For more info on my movie work, check out Safeword Entertainment.
WHERE IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO?
I rent photography studio space in both Buford, GA and the Downtown Atlanta area that I regularly shoot at. These spaces have great outdoor areas for photography, so after we shoot indoors in front of the seamless background we can venture outdoors for a different look to your headshots. It's always good to have options, right? I'm also mobile and can travel to your home or office and set up there.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING OUR headshot SESSION?
Headshot sessions usually take around 2-3 hours. We'll start by figuring out what you want from the session, plan what outfits and looks we want to get, and then start shooting. I'll coach you so we get different emotions and expressions, all the time reviewing the images as we go so that we can figure out what is or isn't working. I normally get hundreds of photos during a session. We'll spend time shooting indoors and outdoors to create different looks and styles for your headshots.
What happens after our headshot session?
I'll Dropbox all the useable images to you within 24 hours after our session. You're welcome to save any of these, but the images will be mostly unedited. After we choose your favorite 5 images that you'll use, I'll process these five images so you look your best and send them to the printer. I'll also send you files optimized for the internet so you can post to different casting websites.
WHERE WILL MY HEADSHOTS BE PRINTED?
I use The Pixel Pusher in Atlanta exclusively for all my headshots. They're professional and specialize in headshots, my clients have been using them for a while and The Pixel Pusher always does a phenomenal job. Five 5x7 proof prints and shipping are included in my actor's headshot packages. After that it's up to you to order prints.
WHAT ABOUT HAIR AND MAKEUP?
I can book a hair and makeup artist for our session for a reasonable rate (usually about $100) -- this is highly recommended for women. Professional makeup from an artist who knows how to do headshot makeup will elevate the look of your headshots more than you can imagine. If you're comfortable with doing your own makeup and hair, that's fine too.
Acting & Modeling Comp Cards
I specialize in comp cards for Atlanta actors and models. Comp cards are a useful tool for showing the range of looks that you're capable of. Do you look innocent, but can pull off hooker with a heart of gold? Trpically cast as a rough biker, but also clean up well? Show casting directors what you can do!
Comp card sessions typically take the better part of a day to photograph. We'll get great indoor and outdoor headshots of you as well as create 4 or 5 different looks to show off your range. Comp card sessions start at $600 and includes hair and makeup and include somewhere around 10 edited images, as well as meticoulously designed comp card.
from my blog
Photographyphot Design © 2015 Joseph Richardson
Photography & design © 2016 Joseph Richardson
Connect with me online
Phone: (678) 883-3540
other photography services
Atlanta Media Alliance -- Where you can find my recent corporate photography work, including corporate headshots and business portraits.
Safeword Entertainment -- A production company founded by me and a few other local Atlanta artists. Where we post films and other entertainment-related projects we make together.
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I promise I won't email you too often, just sometimes want to share some work I'm proud of or have news to share. Occasionally I'll run special headshot or portrait rates to Atlanta-area Newsletter subscribers.