Image of Chris Mann by Michael ShelfordHow did you become a photographer?
I’m a bit of an obsessive, I bought a camera about 7 years ago and a few million shots later, here I am.

How did you get into shooting headshots specifically?
I was an actor in a previous life and had always gravitated towards portraits with my photography, it was almost inevitable that I would dabble in headshots.

Where do you shoot?
At my flat

How would you define your style?
I wouldn’t

Tell us what you like most about your job?
Taking interesting shots of actors

And tell us what you like the least?
Actors choosing uninteresting shots

Who is your photography hero?
Richard Avedon, or Irving Penn, or Anton Corbijn…. or Dan Winters… or Peter Lindbergh… or Bettina Rheims… I think I’ll go with Corbijn for now…. Or Avedon…

What track is most likely to be playing in your studio, or on your iPod?
If the shuffle is on my side some Rival consoles, Max Cooper or Moderat, or maybe even a cheeky bit of Oasis.

Jaffa Cake or Digestive?
Anything gluten free.

Wine or Beer?

Cats or Dogs?

How would you like to be remembered?

Web address:
Insta: @mannphoto
Facebook: @chrismannportraits