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Writer::Fighter

2019-02-14T22:29:52+00:00February 12th, 2019|Essex County, Headshots, Montclair, New Jersey, North Jersey, Northern New Jersey, Phil Cantor, Photography, portraits, professional headshot, Studio|

Montclair, New Jersey author Patrick Mondaca, came in last week for professional headshots for website and future book jacket portraits. A world traveler, Patrick has written extensively about his experience serving in the National Guard in Iraq. Writing in a terse, spare style that reminds me of Hemingway, his work is so vivid I swore I could feel the desert heat. His description of wearing a gas mask made me feel claustrophobic. He is working [...]

What’s your Fursona?

2019-02-07T16:05:11+00:00February 6th, 2019|Essex County, Headshots, Montclair, New Jersey, North Jersey, Northern New Jersey, Phil Cantor, Photography, portraits, professional headshot, Studio|

Last week, I photographed Sarah who creates and sells custom Fursuits for people to wear at Furry conventions. The term Furry refers to folks who love anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics.  Dating from the 1980s, Fursuits have been a way of expressing one's "fursona", the alter ego that a Furry takes on when wearing a Fursuit.   These amazing costumes are a tour-de-force of design and craftsmanship, taking hours to produce. Using [...]

They Serve Bagels in Heaven

2019-01-31T15:53:58+00:00January 31st, 2019|Essex County, Headshots, Montclair, New Jersey, North Jersey, Northern New Jersey, Phil Cantor, Photography, portraits, professional headshot, Studio|

Irene Weinberg, author of They Serve Bagels in Heaven, needed new photographs for her podcast and website. Coming into my studio, I was struck with how ebullient and enthusiastic Irene is and I wanted her portraits to reflect that energy. I consulted with Irene to select a wardrobe to send a message. "I was surprised how easy it all was with your guidance," Irene wrote me later, " down to choosing the best fashion 'looks' for what I [...]

Professionals: How to Prepare For Your Professional Headshot

2018-10-17T16:39:49+00:00October 17th, 2018|Headshots, Phil Cantor, portraits, professional headshot|

Taking a professional headshot can sometimes be a stressful process. You may not realize it, but there are a lot of things to consider when you’re trying to market yourself as a professional. What type of market are you working in? How do you want to be perceived? How do you want to represent your business? These may seem like loaded questions to be asking for a simple picture. But they’re definitely something to consider [...]