If you haven’t seen the above photos of my lovely Aunt, actress Jodie Smith, take a good look! I love her expression, the depth in her eyes, the warm background. You probably would not expect that I shot these photos in a quick thirty minutes using my iPhone! Learn about my favorite and most used actors hacks from 2016 below (including the Portrait Mode on iPhone that I used to take the above images): Read more
They say before you lose weight or take on a new fitness regime, it helps to take a before photo. Many find this process daunting-but the point is to not illuminate your glaring insecurities, but to give you a ‘start’ point. In today’s day and age, with all of the Instagram photos and Facebook posts that save into the internet abyss for all time, this is easier than ever before. Every now and then you get an alert when you login reminding you of who you were 7 years ago, along with photos, a video timeline with music etc. These fun features are great, BUT they don’t inspire you every day or remind you what you are working towards, which is why I would encourage you to create your very own:
Photo copyright @TaylorTunes, @sebastianneri
I’ll never forget the eye-opening moment when I was asked by an agent whether or not I wanted to be an actor. I was crushed, and shocked; after all, this was years in to my ‘career’ (or what I thought was my career) and I was being asked this by my agent. I couldn’t comprehend how my bookings, my time and my commitment could be viewed by anyone else as something different than what I thought they were, which was me actively working towards acting as a profession. Difficult as it was to have that question asked, it has changed my perspective. It has made me realize that there is a national industry standard, and that I maybe wasn’t playing my cards right.
I now look at things differently. I learned to judge my work from the viewpoint of someone who would want to hire me; it was a game changer. Read more