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PROOF. Keith Pillow

I send clients their proofs in “edits” & “outtakes”. OUttakes are a scream. Sometimes they become the headshot, usually they’re great for a website, IMDb or postcard image. Some they are just good for a laugh. Either way, I have an axiom about them;

The HEADSHOTS are the curtains, the window treatment, the fancy blinds, all presented just so.

The OUTTAKES are a glimpse inside the house, inside the machine, inside the session and how it went down.

This is the way to handle as session. Act. Act up. Hijack it.  Make it yours. In the words of Mary Boyer (MTB Studio) — splatter, entertain!

It was bananas and so were the results.

Keith has over been seen on over 70 episodes of film & television, guest starring on “Judging Amy”, “The Shield”, “Bones”, “Dexter” among many. He very recently relocated to NYC and has just signed with the Judy Boals Talent and Literary Agency.

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Keith’s Headshots

The Best eM

YELP.
I don’t do yelp. Much to my coordinator, Perri’s chagrin, I don’t post the great client eMails (accolades even). I’d love to, I just don’t have the time. 
From Keith’s first inquiry into headshots, his eMails were rare gems of clarity that made my job easier. His last was a surprise.

Hey Basil,
These are the best photos I have ever had taken in my whole life. They look absolutely beautiful and they are truthful and real.  

It is a blessing to have a photographer, or anyone for that matter, see all of what is there. And a bigger blessing to feel comfortable enough to let it out.

You provided me with ideal circumstances and the luxury of time and trust.

So…thank you very much.

I will stay in touch.

Thanks,
Keith

Completely unsolicited . I’d love to say a check’s in the mail, but it aint. So, thanks Keith!
Keith Pillow has over worked on over 70 episodes of film & television, including guest starring on “Judging Amy”, “The Shield”, “Bones”, “Dexter”. He has very recently relocated to New York and signed with the Judy Boals Talent and Literary Agency.
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Keith Headshots
A Few Outtakes


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YELP.

I don’t do yelp. Much to my coordinator, Perri’s chagrin, I don’t post the great client eMails (accolades even). I’d love to, I just don’t have the time. 

From Keith’s first inquiry into headshots, his eMails were rare gems of clarity that made my job easier. His last was a surprise.

Hey Basil,

These are the best photos I have ever had taken in my whole life. They look absolutely beautiful and they are truthful and real.  

It is a blessing to have a photographer, or anyone for that matter, see all of what is there. And a bigger blessing to feel comfortable enough to let it out.
You provided me with ideal circumstances and the luxury of time and trust.
So…thank you very much.
I will stay in touch.
Thanks,
Keith

Completely unsolicited . I’d love to say a check’s in the mail, but it aint. So, thanks Keith!

Keith Pillow has over worked on over 70 episodes of film & television, including guest starring on “Judging Amy”, “The Shield”, “Bones”, “Dexter”. He has very recently relocated to New York and signed with the Judy Boals Talent and Literary Agency.

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You can join me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter. Or just follow me here on tumblr!

ACTORS ACT. Keith Pillow.

Keith has guest starred on “Judging Amy”, “The Shield”, “Bones”, “Dexter” & plenty more. What I find successful actors have in common is clarity.  In strategy & execution.

First, Keith came with headshots and was very clear from the start about what he wanted from additional images. He had a firm grasp of his product,  what his stock characters are, what actors shared his breakdown.

My current headshots are efficient, but there’s a lot more to my product”

"I play professionals, always the doctor, lawyer, counselor"

"Clark Johnson, Raul Julia, James Pickens, Jr."

I suggested that a more intimate look at him would be effective & Keith agreed. With that tone set and all of the above Google Imaged & under our belts, our job in terms of wardrobe & direction was done.

On game day, Keith wanted in studio only, so, we literally “played” on set. He tore characters apart, recomposing on a dime for the shot. His outtakes are bananas! He was the type of actor who took direction well, fully inhabited characters, and left nothing for me to do but reel him. All of the images here were done by tossing Keith a scenario which he then ran with. Actors act!

Keith Pillow  is newly relocated to the East Coast and has just signed with the Judy Boals Talent and Literary Agency.

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A Few Outtakes & the Best eMail!

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH ‘14, NYC.

BUSINESS CLASS. Oxybumped!

I first saw this ad in Walgreen’s and WOW did it turn my head! It’s always great to see product in print. I called Dr. Bert to congratulate (revel)! Shamilah Hunter, creator of Oxybump sent me some product. I did a bump. Wow did it turn my head!

Bert Petersen, M.D., is currently Director of the Breast Surgery Clinic of St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York and Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Petersen is also a managing partner of his own company, Global Cancer Control, which sets up and implements health care  in countries without a capable health care infrastructure.

BUSINESS CLASS. Reel Estate.

Actors realize the need to truly invest in their image, and the savvy ones in the power that image has in their branding or “product”. Other professions, not so much.

Business People! Here’s the reason — they’re going to look you up! Our national pastime is the Game of Googling, and there’s a good chance that right now, somewhere, this minute, you’re it! Kraznys

In these image-heavy times, the average customer has developed an extraordinary capability for making inferences based on internet images. Truthful, honest, fun, sophisticated or plain-spoken, friendly, sincere, easy-going or tenacious? Inferred & noted. Why not guide what would be a formal relationship and make it a little less so  before you’ve even met? Whatever your message, give’em an eyeful. Giv’em something to talk about!

250 posts! And never had a fight.

250 posts! And never had a fight.

SMARTRIDESpeed Bumps.

It’s always great to come across headshots I’ve done in print, but never more than this flier Sean Sheer & Clark Beasley created for their Smart Ride team, The Speed Bumps! DONATE for a great cause undertaken by these great guys you guys!

SMARTRIDESpeed Bumps.

It’s always great to come across headshots I’ve done in print, but never more than this flier Sean Sheer & Clark Beasley created for their Smart Ride team, The Speed Bumps! DONATE for a great cause undertaken by these great guys you guys!

People’s Climate March, NYC ‘14.
She may have a point.

People’s Climate March, NYC ‘14.

She may have a point.

INSPIRATION.

KNOWN. Justine Lackey, Good Cents Bookkeeping, successful entrepreneur who tends to eschew & embrace convention, girly-girl who takes care of business, keep-it-realer who pushes your dreams; event speaker (money & finance & planning focusing on women); wife with a very supportive husband (he got me to the location shoot); mother, four beautiful & gifted kids from toddler to teens;

UNKNOWN. How she does it.

These image are for the next incarnation of Justine’s website, due 11/2015. Visit her outgoing website to get in touch & get your money on.

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Digital Media Specialist : Rebecca Reser

Stylist : Diana Oberlander