This author wanted his headshot not only to represent him, but his writing: a little dark, a little humorous. He wasn’t pleased at having the camera turned on him — usually he’s the observer, not the subject — but his publisher (as most do) insisted. After all, as reported by The Daily Beast, the author photo is a valuable marketing and booking tool. As we chatted about his work, I began to shoot. The dark backdrop, which might be too dramatic for some clients’ needs, enhanced the whole feel.
Brett Deutsch is co-owner and chief photographer of Headshots NYC, Gotham Family Photos and Deutsch Photography. Formally trained at the New York Institute of Photography, the School of Visual Arts and Pomona College, plus nearly 20 years of photography in New York City and on all 7 continents. His work can be found on The New York Times. Time Out London. Dallas Morning News. Backstage, and on countless websites, newsletters, annual reports and other publications.