Spotlight – Eric Weiss

Eric Weiss

I trained as an actor and spent years agenting at various commercial talent agencies. I continue to coach and cast actors and direct voiceover projects (during which I had the privilege to direct some amazing talents, from Gary Oldman to Dakota Fanning to 50 Cent). My approach to photography has also been informed by my academic work; I recently earned an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology.

The through line is the relationship – between the observed and the observer, the actor and the director, the subject and the photographer. Whatever the particular interaction, I’m intrigued by what it means for you to stand up IN yourself, and I’m dedicated to supporting you in that and capturing it.

I fall into the “work from the inside out” camp. My experience directing actors in a voiceover setting revealed a fundamental misconception: Voice-over is about the voice and how it sounds. Well sure the voice is important but what really matters, however, is who the actor is inside – the INTERIOR voice and how IT “sounds.”

I’ve found that celebrity voiceover actors succeed not because they have great voices, but because they’re great at tapping into their OWN voices. They convey authenticity (and thus connect with the listener) by bringing THEMSELVES to the work.

It’s the same with photos; a good picture has less to do with how you look – or the pose you strike – than how you ARE. We’re not looking for the idealized, perfect you; we’re looking for the perfectly IMPERFECT you.

So here’s what you can expect from our session: There will be breathing. An embrace of the moment; we’ll tune the signal to “being” “here” “now.” And notions of the “ideal” you will fade organically into the present you, the engaged you – the authentic, REAL you.

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