Triangles are your friend, even in something as simple as a headshot.
Besides the lovely model Natalie, who looks admittedly like a much more glamorous Mona Lisa, what makes this work visually are the triangles inherent in the composition. I’ve mentioned this before in an earlier post, but it bears repeating.
Triangles are your friend.
I also admit to being influenced in my headshot photography by Peter Hurly. I love the landscape oriented headshot, and the clean, modern look of being not-so-structured, with a clean background, bright lighting, and connection to the viewer. The look is definitely more casual.
For dancers or actors, I think this look is definitely effective in setting you apart and being remembered.
Speaker of dancers …
Oh, look, more triangles:
As they say in France, you can’t make this s**t up.