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Portraits: Samantha . Detroit Acting Headshots


Here’s a little glimpse of what the weather was like only a few short months ago. I can almost feel the sunshine!

I love shooting in Detroit. It is a wealth of texture – and not all of it grungy, although I’m a sucker for a good spraypainted wall or broken window. Sometimes Detroit gives you a stately stone and brick building, covered in a patina of moss.

I love to shoot headshot sessions for acting students in and around the school, simply because the place is so evocative – comfortable and full of memories. Just about any location can work for portraiture, but a great location happens when you love where you’re at.
I love how relaxed she is in this image! These were taken outside the Wayne State theatre scene/costume shop. Anyone who’s been in the theatre department has spent some time here, fabricating scenery, fitting costumes, and selecting props.  I love love love Samantha’s eyes, and I wanted to highlight them against the glass fronted building and afternoon sunshine.
This was one of the most beautiful fall days, and it brought out a little Detroit-style excitement. We took a short break during the shoot to speak with the resident of a nearby building who was having plumbing issues in her apartment while trying to prepare for a dinner party.

And in other news, there’s a new e-mail address for the studio. Send your questions and requests to veronica@veronicamachak.com!

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Headshots: Brian

I have fallen off the blogging wagon lately, but I’m trying to get back on.  I’ve done so many awesome sessions with Wayne State actors, and I really want to share!  Brian and I had a good time touring Wayne’s campus, and we even ventured a little farther afield because there are so many cool things along Woodward Avenue.  Fans of my work will recognize some familiar sites, as well as a little variety in the urban, local flavor.

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I love the graffiti on this wall. There’s a shop/gallery inside, and this is their storefront.

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He’s such a sport! “Hey stand in this basement stairwell. You can do, that right?” Just kidding! The stairs were under this cool fire escape:

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He’s got such a friendly smile. I love it!

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I love this image, too. Thanks for the fun shoot, Brian – break a leg!

More images can be found on Brian’s flickr set.

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