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Actor Headshot Photography Declan Oconnor

Featured Actor Headshot Photography Declan O’connor

Happy to be chosen to shoot headshots for another talented actor from Manchester School of Theatre Declan O’connor. Like most of the guys at MST Declan chose our very popular Get Ahead actor headshot photography package and here is the images we made together.

Biography Declan O’connor

Declan was born and bread in the Ribble Valley and after attending Runshaw College to complete a BTEC Extended Diploma in the Professional Performance Programme, he is now in his third and final year of a BA(Hons) acting degree at the Manchester School of Theatre.

He has had a passion for acting from a very early age attending amateur drama schools throughout his adolescent years, performing in a variety of roles in numerous and diverse amateur productions. Here he gained the confidence and determination that built the foundations of his acting. Declan has been lucky enough to work in several professional performances whilst at Manchester School of theatre which include, Presenting in Benjamin Brittens the Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra with the internationally acclaimed Halle Orchestra, as well as performing in The Oresteia at the HOME MCR theatre.

Testimonial – Here is what Declan said about our service

As this was the first time I have ever had professional headshots taken, the whole prospect of having my picture taken under bright lights was rather daunting. The thought of having your whole persona captured in one click of a button seemed near impossible. From the get go, Colin put me at ease with his charm and professionalism. His dedication and passion is shown through his work. He is a true perfectionist, constantly tweaking lights and lenses to capture that perfect picture. Above all this, he makes you relax with his friendly attitude and chilled out persona. I hope to work with Colin again in the near future.

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Actor Headshot Photography Marc Hughes

Featured Actor Headshots Marc Hughes

This month we are pleased to feature actor Marc Hughes, supporting lead in the new movie ‘ One Night in Istanbul ‘. After a recommendation from a fellow actor Marc travelled over from Liverpool to let us shoot his latest Actor Headshots we hope will help him further establish himself as a talented up and coming uk actor. Marc choose our very popular Get Ahead actor headshot package which meant we spent a few hours together shooting Marc in a variety of lighting set ups and moods, check the trailer for his latest movie and see his new actor headshots below

 Biography Marc Hughes

Marc began acting at the age of 15 when he was cast in a short film alongside Ricky Tomlinson, this spurred his interest to go and study acting in college after he left school. His theatre credits include Terriers, ENDZ, Twopence to cross the Mersey, Brick up, One Night In Istanbul (UK and Ireland tour). He has also appeared in many commercials, most notably a campaign for Adidas in 2012.

In 2014 Marc made his feature film debut, as he was cast as Jamie Kelly in the supporting lead role of One Night In Istanbul. It was released in UK cinemas and has since gone on to be premiered in America, Australia and South Africa.
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Testimonial : This is what Marc said about our Actor Photography Service

Having worked with many photographers in the past i can without doubt say Colin is the best. Instead of just shooting away as soon as I got to his studio, he took time to get to know me as a person and a performer so we could both get the most out of the shoot. When we began the shoot Colins skills really showed. His attention to detail is to the finest millimetre and the way he can manipulate light is second to none. There was plenty of time in the shoot to make sure i was relaxed and could get the photos i wanted without ever feeling rushed. I can’t recommend Neilson Reeves enough.

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Actor Headshot Photography Gemma Alexander

Featured Actor Headshots Gemma Alexander

This months featured actor headshot feature Gemma Alexander, a lady of many talents,  who opted for your Get Ahead Actor Headshot package with hair and make up.

Biography Gemma Alexander

Born and bread in Aberdeen, Gemma worked in the oil industry for 10 years but always felt there was something missing and although had everything you thought would have made her happy…the big house, nice car and luxury lifestyle, wasn’t fulfilled. In 2014 left her job and moved to Manchester to pursue her Acting and Presenting career having always loved acting as a child . As a Life Coach as well, she’s always asking people what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail, or what would you do if money was no problem, and always do what your passionate about  Gemma who is a student at Act Up North and currently works at Coronation Street The Tour as a Tour Guide is aiming to become a childrens presenter as well as an actor. Gemma classes herself as “probably the most positive person you will ever meet” and has the ability to change her attitude to a positive one in various situations in life, something that she wouldn’t have been able to do as a young adult so feels that her 10 years life experience has built strong foundations for her new career and felt if she had gone into acting and presenting at a young age doesn’t think she would have been able to survive as she now has the determination and will power to make that happen. One of  Gemma’s  many mantras’ is “Do a job you enjoy and you will never work a day in your life.” As well as a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker she is a qualified Reiki Practitioner.

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Testimonial: Here is what Gemma said about our service

Having spent 10 years in the oil industry in Aberdeen in shipping if you had told me one day I would be having a photo shoot in a shipping container which I spent years shipping them to various destinations in the world I would have laughed at you…in fact on the day I did. It was a nice reminder of how far I had come in a short space of time. I was nervous….very nervous after looking on Colins web-site he has taken photographs of some very known actors who have spent years in the business and here’s me who’s new to the industry and thinking how can I compare to these other actors. Colin was amazing even when I inquired I asked for his advise, he was very knowledgeable and after speaking to him on the phone we had a few things in common and I knew he was very enthusiastic about what he does. I had asked several people who to get headshots with many recommending cheaper options but I kept coming back to Colins web-site and something instantly kept drawing me back, his photographs stood out from all the rest. My make up was done by Rebecca Tupman who was equally as passionate as Colin and did a fantastic natural look for the day. Will definitely be using you again for future projects. Colin made me feel at ease the whole time making me laugh and has incredible attention to detail as well as being patient. Although the session went by quickly it wasn’t rushed and I feel that is very important. With Colin you get quality and someone that is passionate about what they do on top of that you have fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Why cut corners when it comes to headshots are the key tool to selling yourself in the industry. I highly recommend both Colin and Rebecca and will be back.

 

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Actor Headshot Photography Matilda Swinney

A Great Example of our Get Ahead Actor Headshot Package

Matilda’s actor headshots are a great example of our Get Ahead actor headshot package with hair and make up. As you can see we have created 4 totally different versions of the very beautiful actress Matilda Swinney, from Chav on the left to sexy seductress on the right. With somebody as pretty as Matilda it is so easy to shoot a whole bunch of girl next door headshots but what use is that to a casting director or Matilda. With our Get Ahead package we aim to change perceptions and show the versatility of an actor to casting directors and agents alike.

Testimonial: Here is what Matilda said about our Actor Headshot Photography Service

Neilson Reeves Photography delivers the highest standard of service, makeup and photography. I have never felt more looked after and comfortable during a shoot or worked with people who clearly have such impeccable skill and fantastic charisma. I chose the Get Ahead package and makeup and hair by Rebecca Tupman, which I would highly recommend as it allows you both time outside and in the studio and is a must for a highly professional result. Colin understands the importance of getting into character for a headshot and the atmosphere that needs to be created to achieve the best results. By trusting Colin with your headshots you are choosing a lovely person who has a vast range of experience, understands the vital importance of a headshot, will make you feel completely at ease and happy and will create photographs that are the truest representation of you as an actor in the most striking way. Rebecca Tupman is a wonderful makeup artist. Incredibly skilled, friendly and supportive, making sure you look your absolute best while feeling super relaxed and happy. I can’t believe I didn’t realize the art and skill in creating headshots. I feel like I have got the best headshots possible. What an outstanding photographer and make up artist. I look forward to my next shoot in a few years time!

Biography Matilda Swinney

Matilda Swinney, born in Sheffield, began acting at the age of 11 in the Sheffield Lyceum and Crucible Main House with plays by Chekhov, Shakespeare and Pinter. She then began her venture into film and screen acting with a variety of short films for film festivals, students and company projects.

After completing a degree in Fine Art and becoming a qualified personal trainer, Matilda is currently pursuing her acting career focusing on theatre and film, whilst working on her own fitness website. 2016 will see Matilda go to Nicaragua on a volunteer placement and study at the Strasberg school in New York during the summer.

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