Headshots.

Headshots are defined as, “photographs of you with your best image forward. Used by actors and actresses in order to get them work.”

Are you a moderately-to-very attractive person looking for a great way to look washed out and awkward?

Get a headshot!

(I wanted to get a bunch of headshots of normally super hot celebs to prove that this style of photography is death on any complexion and face shape. However, most celebrities have been smart enough to erase these travesties from their records, making their headshots nearly impossible to find. Instead here are examples of “good” photos from general headshot websites. I really hope you aren’t these people or don’t know these people. These people are hot — these photos just don’t do them justice.)

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Do you have a normally thin face and want it to be blown out of proportion by an awkward straight-on angle? Do you love awkward poses that no one would be in intentionally? Do you love direct lighting that makes you look pale and too bright? Do you love touch-ups that accentuate just how awkward some of your features can actually be? Do you generally love to bring out your cheesiest self in your professional resume? THEN GET A HEADSHOT!

People who get headshots are never ugly. They are almost always attractive. However, these “professional standard” photos almost always do them no favors. They almost always, somehow, bring out their worst side. Seriously. And I know they are a mandatory part of getting work. It’s not really like these people want to look like shit; they spend a lot of money not to. But why the fuck is this style of photography the industry standard??? It just doesn’t make sense! Where is the mood lighting that brings out the dark blue of your eyes instead of making them look vacant and alien? Where are the angles that accentuate your jawline and hide the fat under your neck, which also makes your face look slim? What!?!

I intend to change this trend for the better of Hollywood. One day. First step is bitching about it.

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(As you can see, this guy is listed as having “bad” headshots. But look how hot he is! Look at his mysterious eyes in the third one. Look at his come hither angle in the second. And yet, in the last one, which is deemed “good,” he looks like a total nerd. Fuck “good” headshots.)

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