New year, new start: changing up my headshots.
I revisited my shoot with Jennie Scott from last year, and ordered some additional ones – not yet used.
Looking over them all with fresh eyes, I was reminded just how many different options Jennie and I created.
Just take a look at these girls ↓
Girl next door to… Girl not even in the same street.
I’ve never been one of those actors who has hundreds of all-too-similar shots. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, I’ve just never had it, and I always worried when I was younger that it created too much choice – that it didn’t define me enough.
I’m now beginning to realise that it’s actually the choice, that defines me.
I can give you the girl in the top left, or the girl in the bottom right. And everything in-between.
People are keen to box you in, to understand where you ‘fit in’. I struggled for years trying to fit into boxes, professionally and personally. Boxes that I slipped into easily, but never stayed in for long. Which bothered other people. And in turn, frustrated and worried me.
And, as I tried to find my ‘box’, because I was told that I had to be in a box, I lost sight of my strengths for a little while there along the way. I took my eyes off the road trying to find this bloody box – that doesn’t exist!
No more boxes, thank you.
This last year was a massive turning point for me. I’m going back to my roots (literally, as it happens) and retracing my steps to where I left me under all this cardboard debris.
And it’s quite exciting, actually.