Sep
26
Jillian
09/26/16
A preview from my shoot with the beautiful Jillian Blakkan Strauss.
Sep
23
Thank you!
09/23/16
Sep
22
Julius
09/22/16
Julius just set a new, 10 year, returning client record. Special thanks to his girlfriend, who suggested the update. :o)
Sep
08
Ross
09/08/16
Returning client Ross Wellinger. A future Captain America? Watch out Chris Evans.
Sep
03
Marisa
09/03/16
Aug
26
RENT!
08/26/16
Congrats, Kaleb! He's going to be playing Roger in the upcoming 20th anniversary production of RENT. I used to travel for hours to see the original touring company. Maybe it's time to plan a road trip! :)
Jul
22
NYC <--> Ireland
07/22/16
Patrick is heading off to Ireland, so I wanted to get a Game of Thrones-esque shot (below). Bolton or a Lannister? We were channeling Ramsay here.
May
31
Behind the scenes
05/31/16
May
29
Jaren Culverhouse
05/29/16
Those bright blue eyes belie the badass Jared Culverhouse is. The first thing I said to him was, "I hope you like Atlanta, cause I see you kicking ass on The Walking Dead."
May
28
Post-shoot essentials
05/28/16
It's a common misconception that my workday ends when my clients head home. I spend many hours a day picking photos, retouching, and following up with everyone via email.
May
24
A new record!
05/24/16
Today, returning client Mark Linehan set a new record -- 9 years between shoots! He still remembered some of my jokes. :o)
May
16
A new card
05/16/16
Thanks, Daniella!
May
09
On-location film shot
05/09/16
Ethan's new headshot for film. Shot on-location earlier today.
May
08
Rebeka
05/08/16
Rebeka and her amazing smile ☺!
Apr
30
New beginnings
04/30/16
Wishing Maria safe travels as she makes her big transition from NYC to LA life today! She was looking confident at our shoot yesterday. #fierce
Apr
26
Emily's Inner Quirk!
04/26/16
Had a blast channeling Emily's inner quirk. This was her third time shooting with me!
Apr
26
Sharing is caring :-)
04/26/16
Apr
24
Hair-fix break
04/24/16
Behind the scenes with returning client Cori.
Apr
23
Molly
04/23/16
Apr
22
Headshot essentials
04/22/16
Headshot essential #24: big clips.
Mar
27
Franca
03/27/16
Had a great shoot with Franca from Germany!
Mar
22
Billy Hepfinger
03/22/16
Today I got to work with the boyfriend of a repeat client. Thanks, Maggie, for the referral!
Mar
21
A new card
03/21/16
Mar
20
Samantha Smedley
03/20/16
Mar
20
Insta-thanks!
03/20/16
Mar
19
Ceven Fello
03/19/16
Mar
18
Natalie Myrick
03/18/16
Mar
12
Chris from LA
03/12/16
Today I was asked for a dark, computer hacker shot for Film & TV. That brought to mind images of hiding out and always being on the run. So, I thought it'd be fun to try something new and head down into the subway. This shoot was extra interesting because Chris, my client, is a Los Angeles based actor who decided to shoot in NYC. Many of the portfolios out there are getting too perfect and plastic. The backlash against over-glammed headshots has finally begun! ‪#‎grittyisthenewglam‬
Mar
06
Classic black
03/06/16
A classic black dress was great choice for the talented classical soprano, Tookah Sapper. Thank you, Sara Ptachik, for the referral!
Feb
21
Sabrina
02/21/16
Sabrina nailed so many looks today. I love all of them, but I really appreciate that she let me bring out her edgy side. ‪#‎wicked‬
Feb
20
Samantha
02/20/16
A completely un-retouched preview from my shoot today with the beautiful Samantha!
Feb
19
Vivian Lam
02/19/16
Had a blast working Vivian! Beautiful lady!
Feb
16
Record setting day!
02/16/16
This past Saturday was a record setting winter day, but Molly braved an outdoor shoot! Check out the wind action! After we got back, I felt obliged to make her a hot chocolate. :o)
Feb
10
Studio Assistant
02/10/16
He's paid in dog treats
Feb
10
Two Days Remain
02/10/16
Just a heads up that there are only two days left open for February as of tonight. Lock in your appointment soon if you wanted to shoot this month.
Feb
09
Welcome back, Esjae!
02/09/16
This guy is such a joy to work with! We were aiming for two distinct types/looks. I think we nailed it.
Feb
06
Some people collect shoes...
02/06/16
Feb
02
Rain or shine!
02/02/16
Check out Samantha looking glamorous whilst I get muddy and drenched! The show must go on, rain or shine. :) ‪#‎studiophotographersareslackin‬
Jan
29
Welcome back, Laura!
01/29/16
So great working with Laura again today! You might recognize her from the video on my website (that was from the first time we worked together). Stay tuned for some behind the scenes videos from today.
Jan
29
Laura Meets Astro
01/29/16
Dec
21
Julie's Broadway debut!
12/21/15
Congrats to Julie and the entire cast of Fiddler on the Roof on their Broadway opening! Can't wait to see it!
Oct
16
Carolee Carmello!
10/16/15
I can't tell you how many times I listened to the original Jekyll & Hyde concept recording in high school. Then, a few years later, I saw her in her Tony nominated role of Lucille in Parade (hands down my favorite musical). Needless to say, it was pretty awesome working with her today.
Oct
11
California Trip 2015
10/11/15
Sep
01
Thanks guys!
09/01/15
There's probably a rule somewhere that says you shouldn't play favorites with your clients, but there's something extraordinary about the ones who send a card in the mail. Thanks guys!
Aug
24
Survival Jobs
08/24/15
If you ask for suggestions on actor survival jobs, you'll get a predictable list of usual suspects: waiter, bartender, babysitter, temp work - it's a long list of (I think) unappealing options. What if there was a job that paid really well, allowed you set your own hours, work from anywhere, and didn't require a lot of physical/vocal energy? Stick around, I have good news. Read article
Aug
14
Chasing Shooting Stars
08/14/15
Out of all of the photos from last night, this is the only one where you can see a shooting star. If you look closely, you'll see it. Follow my Instagram for more at @chrismacke212.
Aug
09
Welcome back, Caroline!
08/09/15
Caroline came all the way in from Los Angeles for her shoot. No pressure! :o)
Aug
08
Silly selfies
08/08/15
Hi, I'll be your goofy photographer today. :o)
Aug
07
fine detail of a feather
08/07/15
Aug
05
Welcome back, everyone!
08/05/15
July was extra awesome. Why? Cause these five lovely and talented folks came back for the second time! Returning clients are the best! :o)
Jul
25
Blake Pfeil @ 54 Below
07/25/15
Had a blast recording Blake's 54 Below debut! Check out the videos on his YouTube page. This photograph is from earlier that day during sound check.
Jul
07
A day at the beach
07/07/15
Maybe I could swim back. Sure beats sitting in traffic.
Jul
05
Welcome back, Danielle!
07/05/15
Jul
01
Client Spotlight - Cayla
07/01/15
Jun
08
Congats, Anya!
06/08/15
I need to brag about my friend, Anya Wallach, who released her first book tonight at Barnes & Noble. She started a children's theater company in her basement when she was a kid and now she's a wildly successful entrepreneur, teacher, director, and author. It's been fun being just a small part of the journey. :o)
May
31
Client Spotlight - Patrick
05/31/15
Patrick came all the way down from Boston for his shoot! Talk about commitment!
May
25
Blue
05/25/15
Blue is definitely his color. I think you'll agree. The talented MiG Ayesa, last seen on Broadway in Rock of Ages.
May
22
A thoughtful message
05/22/15
This made me smile today: "They're so awesome I don't know how I will narrow it down!! Thank you so much again!"
May
18
Ruins of an old estate
05/18/15
Fun times exploring the ruins of an abandoned Hudson Valley Estate!
Apr
27
Welcome back, Vanessa!
04/27/15
Apr
20
Rain nest
04/20/15
Apr
19
Welcome back, Kimberly!
04/19/15
One of the best parts of my job is working with the same people over and over again. Third time's a charm.
Apr
15
Not a bad view
04/15/15
Apr
06
Client Spotlight - Philip
04/06/15
All my boys from NYU/Steinhardt are studs! I hear they're great musicians, too.
Apr
05
Easter spirit!
04/05/15
If you must work on Easter, you might as well get in the spirit.
Apr
05
Client Spotlight - Alexander
04/05/15
This guy was loads of fun and pretty darn handsome!
Mar
24
Little Red is ready for spring
03/24/15
Mar
20
First day of spring
03/20/15
The first day of spring... or otherwise known as the day New Yorkers were more pissed than normal.
Mar
08
Client Spotlight - Doug
03/08/15
Doug can look like a leading man when he wants to, but he has a GOOFY side. About halfway through the shoot, I decided he needed something a little quirkier for a character shot. So, of course, we ran across the street and bought a shirt and a bow tie (he brought the hat). We ran late, but it was worth it. Character shot success!
Mar
05
Client Spotlight - Rebecca
03/05/15
Fun shoot with the talented Rebecca!
Mar
04
New Yorker Snow Fatigue Equals An Empty Central Park
03/04/15
Mar
02
Always be ready
03/02/15
Riza is one of my awesome repeat headshot clients. She's also an awesome dancer. Tonight it started snowing and I knew there was potential for a kick ass dance photo in the park.
Me: "Hey Riza, what are you doing?"
Riza: "Eating ice cream in my PJ's"
Me: "Want to go dance in the snow in the park?"
Riza: "YES!!"
Moral of the story? Always be ready. :o)
Feb
27
House of Cards Booking!!
02/27/15
This information was highly classified until today, but now I can say CONGRATS Ed for booking an episode of House of Cards season 3! "Chapter 35" at the 24 minute mark, to be exact. :o) Also, I'm constantly reminded how small this industry is. Ed is sitting right next to the lovely Mercedes Herrero, who I used to help represent at BRS Agency.
Feb
26
Makeup remover is complimentary
02/26/15
Astro getting fresh with my client Connor yesterday. He saves me a lot of money on makeup remover.
Feb
25
Little Fish, Big Apple
02/25/15
Just got home from shooting this talented lady's spectacular debut concert!
Feb
23
Client Spotlight - Cat
02/23/15
Cat knocked it out of the park yesterday! Here are just a few of my favorites.
Feb
20
Adventures in headshot shooting...
02/20/15
Casting doesn't stop because it gets a little cold out. Even though it's the dead of winter, Michael needed that edgy outdoor shot. It was worth it. When we got back inside, we decided we needed a colorful tie to go with his awesome deep green blazer. So, of course, we went shopping at TJ Maxx mid-shoot. Hey, you do what you gotta do to get the shot. :o)
Feb
18
Bad hair day
02/18/15
And you thought YOU were having a bad day.
Feb
17
Email is overrated
02/17/15
Thanks for the old fashioned thank you cards guys. Email is definitely overrated. You can't see me, but I have a big grin on my face. Emoji representation -->
Feb
15
Client Spotlight - Onyi
02/15/15
This natural beauty nailed it on one of the coldest days of this crazy winter!
Feb
13
Astro at 2AM
02/13/15
"Stop retouching and go to bed!" -Astro
Feb
09
Tips for nailing a compelling winter headshot
02/09/15
Every winter, I get the same email: "It's cold out, it's snowing out, you can't possibly shoot outside, can you?" The short answer is yes, of course we can! In fact, doing it can produce some really compelling images. Some of my favorite headshots were shot in the dead of winter. read more...
Feb
03
Instagram Share
02/03/15
Frozen Dew Drop
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Jan
29
Client Spotlight - Mallory
01/29/15
Got to work with the lovely Mallary Walton today. Special thanks to her sister, Claire, for referring both her and her boyfriend this week! I appreciate your trust!
Jan
26
#frozen
01/26/15
Spent the evening shooting in Central Park before they shut it down for the blizzard. See more photos on my Instagram @chrismacke212
Jan
26
The Blizzard 2015
01/26/15
One of my favorite shots from tonight. See more photos on my Instagram @chrismacke212
Jan
15
Client Spotlight - Max
01/15/15
Check out this handsome dude.
Jan
10
Thankful in the New Year
01/10/15
A BIG thanks to my awesome clients who helped kick 2015 off with a bang! I love all the happy emails that are coming in, but I'm even more excited to report that the art of letter writing is alive and well! 2014 was an amazing year to watch you guys book some amazing jobs. I can't wait to see what this year holds for us!
Dec
04
Ferguson rally
12/04/14
Nov
11
Client Spotlight - Emmanuel
11/11/14
What's the upside to shooting indoors (the photo on the right side)? Heat. Justin was a champ though and survived over an hour outdoors.
Nov
08
Client Spotlight - Nancy
11/08/14
Fall colors in all their glory. Today in the park with Nancy.
Sep
30
Client Spotlight - Casey
09/30/14
A preview from my shoot with Casey today.
Sep
24
Client Spotlight - Isabelle
09/24/14
I was shooting Isabelle in Central Park when a big group of girls came up to us and declared, "We're on a scavenger hunt! We get extra points if we take a photo with a celebrity." We stopped for a moment and got the girls their photo for extra credit. Isabelle was lovely and gracious and the girls were all smiles.
Aug
22
Thank You!
08/22/14
These little gems were stuffed in a shoebox. I solved that problem by visiting my local Michaels, buying a roll of yarn, some baby clothespins, thumbtacks, and then hanging them next to my desk. Now I get to look at them everyday and remember how awesome my clients are. Most of you, anyway. :o) Also, see those rolls of film on my shelf? They're over ten years old and I have no idea what's on them. I hope to solve that mystery soon.