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Headshots And Tacos, Everyone’s Mobile Photography Dream On Wheels

By Michelle Bird on May 8th 2014

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May I please get two tacos, a small drink, and a headshot on the side? That’s what you would think when you hear the words, Headshot Truck, but this new mobile vendor catering to actors isn’t necessarily parking its wheels at the next food truck event.

The Headshot Truck is a new mobile photography studio that emphasizes on saving two key things for their clients: time and money.

Depending on where you get your headshots taken, out here in Los Angeles, headshots can run you anywhere from $300-$1000, and for aspiring actors, that was basically your rent money right there. Not only does their business plan save money for their clients, but another perk is that you can view your headshots right then and there.

The brainchild of photographer Adam Hendershott, a former actor himself, he saw the rise in popularity of the food truck, and “kind of put two and two together and thought, ‘man that might be an interesting idea to turn one of these trucks into a studio.'”

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Once you pay your $250 and board the truck, you get a set of headshots with two different looks; actors don’t have to change into their second outfit behind that dumpster or that weird car in the alley anymore.

Another great point to look at, is the fact that The Headshot Truck gets to the client, before the client gets to them. Meaning their goal is to park the truck outside of Hollywood agencies, acting schools or anywhere else that might be convenient. And if the actor needs some headshots done, but perhaps doesn’t have any transportation, the Headshot Truck will even make housecalls for an extra cost.

[REWIND: Peter Hurley Shares Headshots taken at WPPI on new PhotoProofPro Service]

When you live in a world that has turned into “time is money” and “I need this now now now” a mobile photography studio definitely has an upper hand, knocking two birds with one stone. So, although tacos won’t be included as part of the package price, their business strategy focuses on putting their clients’ needs first, not waiting around for a lead but instead going directly to it, and they’ve taken photography a step further by modernizing their services– which makes you stand out from the rest.

The team over at The Headshot Truck (Adam & Sylvia Hendershott, Will Harper, Zac Hardy, Vanessa Logan, Steph Shea) just successfully funned their Kickstarter project and the truck is expected to be rolling around LA next month. Check out their comings and goings here:

Facebook.com/theheadshottruck

Twitter @headshottruck

Instagram @the_headshot_truck

I want to hear from you! What do you think of a mobile photography studio? What have you done to modernize your photography business?

Images via The Headshot Truck

[via] SCPR

Michelle Bird is a Southern California based freelance photographer and writer, with a strong focus on music, editorial and portrait photography. She is the founder and creative force behind the music+culture online blog Black Vinyl Magazine, and can often be found in the photo-pit shooting the latest concerts in town. She has a strong passion for art, exploring, vintage finds and most of all animals. Connect with her through Email,
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  1. David Liang

    Although there will always be a need for a physical studio space, I know first hand that most clients want on-location/mobile services. This is definitely a very novel idea that addresses a need.

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  2. Mark Stall

    As a long-time photographer and owner of a photo supply biz, I’ve seen the portrait industry change drastically. Most pros had studio spaces where customers came to. Between our economy, lack of jobs and expertise of today’s photogs, the Headshot Truck is a brilliant solution for that city. It could work elsewhere if one does their research and takes a positive risk. Good Luck!

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