Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Different Kind of Headshot

I'm accustomed to shooting headshots and actor comp cards, and it was a treat to photograph Patti LaBelle, featured in the Broadway show FELA!, and Alan Cumming, Eli Gold on the CBS show The Good Wife, for the Gabrielle's Angel Foundation's PSA ads.

On the day of my shoot with Patti, my assistant, Hannah, had an audition later that evening and needed a soulful song to sing. Patti suggested "Let It Be" by the Beatles, and in the photo below, she's encouraging Hannah as she sings.

After Hannah sang a few bars, Patti interrupted her and finished the chorus. She said she was holding back to save her voice for FELA! that evening, but I couldn't tell. It was surreal.