MA Photographer Norman Jaillet shifts focus to head shots and portraits, discusses his services, rates, upcoming projects, and more!

Beyond The Lens – One incredibly talented photographer has finally gave me the time of day to do an interview and I’m excited to finally share what we discussed. The photographer accepted my invitation to do the interview over one of our social media outlets before receiving a couple of questions to answer about his upcoming projects, main focus, rates, and more. I had the great pleasure in featuring some of his awesome work in the past and now I had the chance to feature the awesome guy himself. I hope you enjoy reading this short interview. This was a good one!

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~~Interviews /w Norman Jaillet~~

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Internet Hollywood: What’s up Norman?! It’s beyond a pleasure to have someone as talented as you giving me the time of day for an interview. We’ve been connected through our social media platforms for a while and I strongly feel this is something that was long overdue. Since this is your very first interview I would like our readers to learn more about your background story. So if you don’t mind, could you give us the brief history on who you are, where you from, and what career field do you express your talents in?

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Norman: Hi Justin!! Thank you for reaching out. I’m very much impressed to see the talent you profile regularly, which is all around us if we only look. I’m humbled you would ask me for an interview. Thanks so much.“Brief” history is tough …. grew up in Waltham MA, sports and theater in high school, member of Reagle Players. While working for many local bands in the late ’70s, graduated from UMass-Boston with a degree in Management and minor in Theater Arts. Fast forward to becoming head of Global Purchasing for a semiconductor company, living overseas in Singapore for a couple of years, picked up a camera in 2012 from my daughter Brooke (been on The Great Wall 6 times and have nothing), shooting for Crossfit Media at Asia Regionals (2013 and 2014). Returning to the US with a deep passion for photography, starting with landscapes and sports, and then peoples faces. Began the journey of headshots and portraits, after a workshop with the best headshot photographer in the world, Peter Hurley of NYC, as a side gig before making the decision to retire early when I reached 60 and being a person that didn’t want to say “I wish I had …” From theater to business and back to the creative arts, I’m truly blessed to have these experiences in my life as well the people that surround me. I’ve been to most of the Asia countries, I’ve enjoyed experiencing the cultures I’ve been exposed to while building up 2M miles in the air …….taking a deep breath! Many interests, maybe it’s my ADD talking. I’m sure I’ve passed over a bunch. Just another Renaissance guy!

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Internet Hollywood: I remember you stated you were in the process of rebranding and was focusing on building your portfolio. What are you hoping to build on as a photographer and what kind of work do you want you want your portfolio to consist of?

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Norman: My work Justin is getting people, more and more people, in front of my camera to create kick-ass headshots and build off of my portfolio. My clientele is mostly business and professionals looking for that next career move or rebranding their entire teams. Maybe it’s for dating websites. I also shoot many actors in the Boston area. Their headshot is their calling card. In these situations I’m glad to report that people are getting work, answering call-backs for auditions and/or meeting a new love in their life. As for my own rebranding, I’m pushing more on the portraiture side and creating unique headshots.

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Internet Hollywood: What is it about headshots and portraits that catches your attention enough to make it your main focus and will you be diving into other things in the not so distant future?

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Norman: I’m a problem solver! My main focus of headshots is to solve the problem that my client is experiencing. Are they an actor that deserves to get noticed? Casting directors flip through images faster than me running to get in line for ice cream! What makes them stop and see you. Are you a business professional or executive (even students) readying for that next career move? Do you have a headshot that expresses you as the confident, approachable, subject matter expert that you are? Are you a business owner or realtor that needs to drive business through your website and social media images? Does your image project you as trustworthy and likable? And for those that say they’re just not photogenic … allow me to prove you wrong! Every face has beauty in it, and we’ll find it together. You’re unique, you have a story! The next phase is to focus on unique portraits. Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, couples, generational or family, be a bit different and let’s create some art. Generational is crucial as we all, in the end, are a community of memories. Everybody deserves to feel like a somebody!

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Internet Hollywood: As a whole, what kind of services are you offering to clients and what are your rates?

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Norman: My services consist of headshots that start at $249 (The Emergency) up to $550 (Rebranding Yourself). Everything else is custom quoted or portraits(starting at $300) and on-location headshots (starting at $1000). My talented HMUA is Kristen Landers from Girls of Glam, which is an additional charge and is highly recommended. My studio is mobile for those companies requiring my services on-site. I’m also available for Event Photography though I don’t advertise for it. I don’t do weddings, babies, NSFW, etc. It’s not my jam.

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Internet Hollywood: Are you currently working on any projects right now?

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Norman: Planning for some projects shortly. Recreating portraits from the masters (specifically Caravaggio) that will require a talented Stylist, HMUA and others. Totally a personal project that would require a super collaborative team not afraid to put in the work. Also, I may be sponsoring/teaching workshops down the road.

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Internet Hollywood: You don’t strike me as a person that’s disorganized, so it makes me wonder what kind of plans you have in store for the future to get you to the dream you wish to fulfill. What is the vision behind all of the hard work your doing and what is the best way for someone to reach if they wanted to get in contact with you?

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Norman: Fooled you too, huh?? I’m an early riser (4 – 5 AM), and I wake up thinking about this profession. If not shooting, then time is necessary to focus on marketing, selling, learning/trying new things and growing as a person. My vision is to continue to love what I’m doing and be kind to everyone I come into contact with. I can be reached through my website at https://www.normanjailletphotography.com/ feel free to contact me there!

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Internet Hollywood: Thank you for the interview, Norman!

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~~Photos~~

Norman Jaillet
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~~Links~~

Norman Jaillet: Website

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