Hi, I’m Alex Winn – I’m a professional headshot photographer who specialises in taking headshots for actors and performers in London. I’m based in the artistic community of Trinity Buoy Wharf which is not far from Canary Wharf. As one of the premier headshot photographers in London, I have a genuine interest in creating professional headshots that help get you more auditions and castings.
I believe it’s very important that you feel comfortable in front of the camera so I don’t rush you through the session. We normally start off with a chat and a cup of tea so I can understand what you want to achieve during the session. I take time to listen to your requirements, to ensure you are relaxed and can develop a good connection with the camera.
Normally I will photograph you first in the studio environment and then outdoors in natural daylight to give you the widest possible range of images. Headshots taken in the studio sometimes create an image with a more theatrical feel. Conversely, shooting in natural daylight often gives an image a more cinematic look that’s more in line with film and television.
Agents and casting directors often seem to favour headshots taken in natural daylight. It certainly has a magical quality that often creates a feeling of openness and honesty in a photograph. I believe it’s therefore important that you have the option of being photographed both indoors in the studio and outdoors in daylight.
Why is a good headshot important?
Quite simply, as an actor your headshot is often the single most important investment you can make. It’s usually the first thing a casting director will see and first impressions count! Equally they are usually busy people who have hundreds of headshots to view before deciding who to invite for an audition. Your headshot must therefore stand out as much as possible and get their attention immediately. Once you’re over that first hurdle, you’re in with a better chance of getting an invitation to attend an audition.
What makes a good actors headshot?
A good actor headshot is one that captures a true likeness of you and your character in the best way possible. It needs to have a healthy dose of your energy and personality and a lot of that comes from the expression in the eyes. “The eyes are the windows to the soul” is a bit of a cliche, but with acting headshots, it’s actually very accurate. The technical aspects are also equally important of course. It needs to be a high quality image that is carefully composed, properly focused and well lit.
Please get in contact to book a headshot session.
Actors headshot testimonials
I am so pleased I decided to go to Alex Winn for my latest set of actor headshots. Not only was Alex extremely welcoming and friendly, but his commitment to meeting my own particular headshot requirements was fantastic. With Alex's helpful tips and regular reviewing of the shots throughout the session, I've ended up with an outstanding set of headshot photos. I would recommend him without hesitation. –Dan Gaisford (actor)
My shoot with Alex was amazing. I am very impressed with my new headshots and would certainly recommend him to any other actors looking for a headshot photographer. He really worked hard to make sure that I got the images that I needed and my agent was very happy with them too. Overall the session was fantastic and I would definitely use Alex again!–Kamara Bacchus (actress)
Alex was professional and at the same time very approachable. He made the shoot easy and fun and I am delighted with the results. I will definitely be recommending him to my friends for their headshots and will return to him myself in future. If you are looking for great quality shots at a very reasonable price, whether you are a first-timer or looking for a change, look no further.–David Alexander (actor)
It was my first experience of taking headshots. Alex was really professional and friendly and take time to explain the process to me as well as taking few test shots for me to understand how my face looks in different angles which was very useful. Its was a great experience with nice headshots as a result.–Raha Rahbari (actress)
thank you so much. I really enjoyed the session and learnt a lot about getting the right shots. felt very comfortable and had a lot of fun trying out different looks. the final images are great and i would defiantly recommend you to actors. thanks x–Maia Watkins (actress)
Alex is a very top bloke, he takes his time and effort to get you what you want and looking for from your photos. I would 100% come back when i need to renew them in the future. He’s skilled and talented and to top it off we got on really well like a house on fire. He takes his time and will do his best to bring out the best results for you.–Marc Zammit (actor)