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Portraits: Samantha . Detroit Acting Headshots

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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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Portrait: Natalie

Oh, hooray for beautiful weather in Detroit, finally! I know I keep saying it, but I don’t want to take it for granted – the spring is so fleeting and the crushing heat of summer will be upon us soon enough.  Natalie and I took the opportunity to walk around the Woodbridge historical district and add a little of the patina of the Detroit landscape to her portraits.

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Natalie is heading to Chicago this fall to persue her acting career. I am thrilled to see more Wayne Stater graduates going into the world to seek their fortunes! I suspect she’s going to make quite an impression in the Chicago theater community.

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Those eyes. Wow.

Found chair

Sometimes you find a chair next to a field and an abandoned building. Perhaps the chair wasn’t abandoned, though. There was an urban farm being assembled nearby. It’s really cool to see folks talking back the empty lots.

Natalie in a tree

Can you believe this crazy tree is only feet from the expressway? It’s a little piece of beauty in a lot of concrete blah!

Natalie on the exit ramp

Yep. Still on the exit ramp.

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Thanks, Natalie, for hanging out in the alley, standing on weird porches, and climbing trees in the name of headshots!

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I am on vacation!

I am flying with the family to Portland, OR to participate in a dear friend’s wedding this weekend. I’ll still be checking email, and if you need to contact me, I’ll have my phone with me. When I get back, I’ll have even more images to show and tell, but in the meantime, here are a few previews of what I’ve been up to lately!

Natalie

Ari and Mark 1

Jen and Beau 2

There are even a few bonus images on flickr. Enjoy!

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