Curious about Headshots NYC? We won’t go on too long about us, but here’s a quick look at why we chose this crazy business! (Hint: YOU).
Brett Deutsch, Headshots NYC Co-owner and Chief Photographer
I believe that a well-taken photograph can communicate a huge amount of information. For businesses, that’s powerful. Whether I’m photographing executive headshots, corporate teams, or environmental portraits, I view each assignment in three ways. As a portraitist (capture the personality), a documentarian (convey the facts), and a photojournalist (tell a story).
My formal training at the New York Institute of Photography, the School of Visual Arts and Pomona College prepared me well. But truthfully, the real chops come from over fifteen years of taking literally a million plus photos in New York City and on all 7 continents. Where you can find my work? The New York Times. Time Out London. Dallas Morning News. Backstage. And on countless websites, newsletters, annual reports and other publications.
My wife and business/life partner Sherri Phillips is the brains behind the biz. And DahliaDog is our newest employee, the one who keeps us sane.
Sherri Phillips, Headshots NYC Co-owner and COO
After a stint as a math teacher (which I loved), I had a lucrative and successful career in advertising. Still, it was a no-brainer to ditch that to go all-in with Brett on our photography biz. In advertising, the images and words always moved me. That’s because I’m a storyteller at heart. I’m in photography now for the same reason. I built up an arsenal of skills with clients like Coca-Cola, SiriusXM and Bank of America. That’s come in handy as we continue to build and steer own ship, which is more exhilarating and fulfilling (and exhausting) than I ever dreamed. I also love working with top talent, and there are few photographers as talented as Brett.
We work across all industries and with people at every level. That keeps our work fresh and our lives interesting. One day I’ll write a book about it all. I don’t know what our next gig will be, but this venture of ours is also one of our greatest adventures. Will you be our next client? I hope so. Speaking of which …
Our Client Roster
We’ve photographed far too many executives, actors and others to name them individually. (Though you might recognize some of these familiar faces!) Meanwhile, here’s a short list of some of our corporate, non-profit and academic clients.
United Nations Foundation
Stephen Gaynor School
Marcus and Millichap Real Estate Investment
Kidney & Urology Foundation
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer
Back On My Feet
Boost Payment Services
Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah
Summit Medical Group Foundation
University of Western Australia
Shufro, Rose & Co.
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Abacus & Associates
Certified Moving & Storage
Stephen Gaynor School of Manhattan
University of Pittsburgh Business School
Equinox Fitness Clubs
Pegalis & Erickson
Schwartz & Perry
Sparring Partners Capital
Garden City Group
Executive Monetary Management
UBS Investment Banking
Conscious Company Magazine
Park West Magazine
Raymour & Flanigan
Concerts in Motion
Falk Communications & Research