This summer, everyone was posting their headshots from 10 years ago, as a funny.

Haha, I thought. I’ll find mine and post it, too!

Here it is:

It’s a good picture! But…I was still using it. I just didn’t realize how old it was. This is pre-kids. It’s pre-gray-hairs, pre-eye-crinkles. This is definitely still how I look in my own imagination, but not in reality.

Also, apparently B&W isn’t trendy anymore? Too bad, because I think I look way better in shades of gray.

Time for some new ones. Tiffany Showalter Photography was great to work with. We tried some outside, some in a theater, some in a studio. She kept problem-solving and adjusting lights, and trying some different things. I’m really happy with how these came out, especially the ones we did in the studio.

The ones where you can see my hands are from where I said, “Can we do a few that are how I am when I’m working?” So I leaned on my hands, elbows on my knees, and imagined I was looking past the camera lens to a stage. I imagined my favorite bits of my most recent play, those moments when I just felt like, “I’m pretty good at this!” It felt better than the ones where I was just trying to figure out what to do with my face. Apparently, I feel about my face the way actors do about their hands…

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