Welcome to Simon Mayhew Photography. I am a freelance head shot photographer and specialise in headshots for actors and musical theatre performers. After spending 10 years as a professional performer myself, I understand how daunting it can feel in front of the camera, so I will work with you to create that winning headshot by directing you on different angles and facial expressions that compliment you and your casting type. I am also an agent at Oxford Adams Associates so I carry across this knowledge of what is needed to make a good headshot for casting etc into my photography work.
Headshots are so important when it comes to getting auditions. Casting directors have to go through hundreds if not thousands of submissions for a single round of auditions so having a fresh 'stand out' shot is a must.
I use natural light in all my shots and I believe this shows you at your best. A lot of people come to my shoots very nervous and always say "I can't pose!" or "I'm awful at having my photo taken" but very quickly you will be laughing with me and I will even teach you how to "smize".
Previous clients include cast members of:
A Chorus Line (West End) We Will Rock You (West End) Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (UK NO1 Tour) We Will Rock You (International Tour) Caberet (West End) Top Hat (West End) Joseph And His Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK NO1 Tour) The Rocky Horror Show (UK NO1 Tour) Barnum (Chichester) The Wizard Of Oz (Uk Tour) Many Other contracts on stage and TV