Ryan enters the studio. He looks sharp, his hair, clothes, tie, accessories all sit exceptionally well on his frame. We talk a little about what we want to achieve during the session and it’s clear Ryan is looking to experiment a bit. There’s always a fine line between trying something different and needing to fit-in. In most of my corporate headshots, people err on the side of fitting-in. Maybe there’s already a corporate standard when it comes to professional headshots. But Ryan’s going to be his own boss, he’s starting his own business and as such, he can set the rules.
Ryan is opening a high-end barbershop. It sounds more like a cultural place rather than just somewhere you want to visit to get your hair trimmed. He certainly looks the part. He’s in the business of making people look good – so he wants something that stands out. We talk a little bit about our past – Ryan, like myself, is an immigrant to Canada.
Ryan tells me a little bit about his background, it doesn’t appear that he lacks confidence, but this was not always the case.
We go on to talk about his new business. It’s not just a barbershop. Ryan wants to turn it into something of a community destination for like-minded individuals – people on a mission of self-improvement.
I’ll leave the last words to Ryan. If you want to find out more about his new business, click on the images or the web site below.