Disclaimer: Shooting Victims is an on-going portrait series by Benjamin Reed. No subjects were harmed in the making of this photograph.
He’s a staple of Hollywood. One of the most prolific actors that you’ve seen but never heard of. From the Never Ending Story and Roots of Evil to Transformers 2, Deep Roy is the sweetest person you’ll meet…and he’s wonderful to work with. Very few portrait subjects can turn it on when the camera’s on and shine the entire session. With Deep it was like clockwork. He was on the moment we started and made it happen for two hours of shooting. There were so many good poses to get through it was hard to choose.
"Deep, look mad…like a pimp." I would say. Instantaneously he was there. He just moved into character.
"Deep, show power." I said. He would throw his arms up, or grab the chair. He was on for the entire shoot. It’s no wonder he’s so sought after amongst directors.
We had a wonderful time in the studio and celebrated after the shoot together in Malibu. It was a memorable shoot for sure. One of those sessions with a ton of outtakes and stories you’ll remember forever.
We also had a pretty stellar team throwing this all together, without whom, I couldn’t have pressed the shutter.
Special thanks to:
Roslyn Barnfield from Portland, OR for the stellar production work. Incredible job with minimal funding. You killed it.
Leah Gallo and Derek Frey from London for setting up the meetings, making it happen and providing emotional support for the concept. And of course the after parties…eclipsed by no one. Miss you guys.
Jewelry by Misa
Hair by Tracy Rangel
Make-Up by Daniele Piersons
Props by Josh Roth
Styling by Angela Barnfield
Modeling by Chelsea, Beate, Hillary…thanks hotties!