I photograph a lot of corporate headshots and environmental portraits for accounting firms, law firms, advertising agencies and other companies. Sometimes incorporating a relevant background can help convey who they are and what they do. For instance, I like to photograph the agents of a large real estate client on the NYC streets they represent, and I often shoot environmental portraits of CEOs in their offices or with a swath of company activity taking place behind them. At other times my corporate clients — especially when they’re adding new employees to their rosters — prefer a subtle backdrop that suggests uniformity of service while still highlighting each person’s individuality. I photographed these headshots on location at a law firm, achieving a consistent look with a plain backdrop and careful lighting.
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.