I love my job, it’s about taking pictures of people that don’t like having their pictures done. Working with different people, trying to give them a set of pictures which gives them some different but honest opinions of themselves. Them on a good day!
Pretty much most actors, hate having their pictures done, they’re ok at playing characters on screen or stage but don’t like having to be themselves in front of stills camera. My job is all about making them feel comfortable and having a laugh.
I’ve now been taking pictures of people for around 28 years so hopefully the experience of working with lots of different people/faces over this time has helped.
So it’s about having fun in a relaxed and un-rushed session and most people, I think, end-up enjoying them selves.