Writer headshots and business portraits in the Canterbury studio
I always shoot in colour but sometimes think in black and white. Stay with me. When the pre-colour movie directors of photography were lighting the colour scenes, they were thinking in black and white because that was the colour of the film stock.
Black and white – or monochrome – can strip things back and lets us play with shadow and contrast in the way that colour doesn’t. It’s also still a very popular way of approaching portraits and has been the choice of the latest set of writer headshots and business portraits in the Canterbury studio.
Dyfed Edwards is a novelist, playwright and journalist, publishing 14 books – fiction and non-fiction – in English and Welsh. His headshot was of three different looks including a side profile shot.
For the business portraits (corporate headshots) the desire was to get away from the plain white background and so something different. There’s nothing wrong with plain white (and in some ways it’s easier to produce) but the brief was to create something with a bit of depth with a more editorial style.
If you’re interested in updating or changing your professional headshot, business portrait or Linkedin profile, do please get in touch.