Senior Showcase Portraits

I recently worked on a project for the Columbia College Chicago theatre program where I photographed 30+ graduating Acting and Musical Theatre majors for their Senior Showcase at the beginning of April. We wanted portraits that weren't like your average actor headshot. We decided on a dramatic and cinematic portrait to portray these seniors in a way that shows who they are as actors and actresses.

 Newsprint Invite Interior  and Reminder Email Header Image | Design by  Madeleine Bennett

Newsprint Invite Interior  and Reminder Email Header Image | Design by Madeleine Bennett

Because there were so many great portraits, I decided to share a handful of my favorites below:

 

 

-E

Rekindled

I was born in England and spent the first eight years of my life there. In 2002 my mum, dad, brother and I moved to Colorado. After living and growing up in the US, I obviously felt physically and emotionally distant from my family back in England. Although, it wasn't until my uncle passed away in 2013 that I truly realized this. When my uncle died, I was not as upset at the fact that a family member had died, I was upset that my father had lost his own brother. That felt so wrong. But after only hearing the voices of my family members through the phone a few times a year for fifteen years the relationships I once had would naturally dwindle away.

The years are passing by so quickly now, so a few months ago I traveled to England to visit my family and rekindle those relationships that I felt had almost faded away. It was everything I wanted it to be. My cousins and I are now closer than ever, I was able to sit down and spend time with my aunts, uncles, and grandparents without it being awkward and I got to know everyone again.

During my visit, I wanted to capture portraits of some of my family members and I wanted to share a few of my favorites here:

Portrait of Nanny Bett

 Portrait of Grandad Ken

Portrait of Grandad Ken

 Portrait of Nanny Mary

Portrait of Nanny Mary

 Portrait of my cousin, Danielle Every

Portrait of my cousin, Danielle Every

 Portrait of my cousin, Nicolle Every

Portrait of my cousin, Nicolle Every

Cheers,

-E