Kim Dalton's picture
Crew Mom

Who's in the Crew? - Spotlight on Egis Jurgaitis

NAME: 
Egis Jurgaitis
HSC PORTFOLIO: https://headshotcrew.com/egis
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/egidijus.jurgaitis/
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/egis-jurgaitis-7250b54b/
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/egiography/

WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW? 


Originally, I’m from Lithuania but for the past 18 years I have been living in Chicago.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING HEADSHOTS?

I started headshots when I joined the Headshot Crew in September 2018. I didn't even know how to use a camera (shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc…) because I never shot professionally. After 9 months of education, Peter made me a Headshot Crew Associate which was the BIGGEST surprise for me.

WHAT IS YOUR LIGHTING SETUP FOR HEADSHOTS?

Most of the time I shoot with a triangle setup along with parallel and men’s lighting.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR STUDIO. DO YOU OWN IT? RENT IT? OR LIVE IN IT?

In 2010 we open a beauty salon, so I had a great opportunity to build a photo studio there. Over the years studio became my second house because I spend more time there than at home.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU LIKE TO SHOOT?

I like to shoot everything that I find interesting, especially people when they have no idea they are being photographed. That way I find the pictures more interesting, natural, and realistic.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER PH AND THE HSC? 


In 2018 September I was looking for some YouTube videos on how to use strobes in a photoshoot because I decided to take photos of our salon clients after their color services, for Instagram. I accidentally bumped into the video where Peter Hurley was shooting a young model in the park. I was mesmerized by how he was directing the model, and I asked myself "Who is that wizard?" I would love to control models like that as well. So, I typed Peter Hurley, and guess what? The entire Headshot world opened in front of me. Right after that, I find out about the Headshot Crew which I joined without any hesitation. That was the smartest move in my life, with no regrets at all.

WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD NEVER GUESS ABOUT YOU?

One thing people would never guess about me – that I was a breakdancer.

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU?

My passion for photography started this journey and now I want you to be a part of it!

21 Comments

Tony Angel's picture
Protégé

Lovely work, Egis. HSC Associate 9 months after learning how a camera works is pretty impressive (and inspiring)!

Egis Jurgaitis's picture
Associate

Thank you Tony

Beth Madison's picture
Associate

Wow, gorgeous work, Egis!! Love hearing your back-story. Do you have any videos of you break-dancing???

Egis Jurgaitis's picture
Associate

Thank you Beth. Unfortunately I don't have any videos, it was a long time ago :)

Beth Madison's picture
Associate

... or fortunately...???

Egis Jurgaitis's picture
Associate

:)

Jim McAndrew's picture
Associate

You could always make a new video...

Menno Klaasse's picture
Associate

Always been a great fan of your work it just pops off the screen well done Egis

Egis Jurgaitis's picture
Associate

Thanks Menno, I appreciate your feedback ;)

Peter Istvan's picture
Protégé

Great to read about your story Egis Jurgaitis !

Egis Jurgaitis's picture
Associate

Thanks Peter

Rich Soublet's picture
Mentor

Dig your work, Egis. You are a lookability magnet, you bring in such interesting people!

Egis Jurgaitis's picture
Associate

Thank you Rich!

David H. Roth's picture
Protégé

Great to learn some more about you, Egis! Your work is 💣

Egis Jurgaitis's picture
Associate

Thanks David

Jim McAndrew's picture
Associate

Great work. Love that guy with the mustache!!!!

Egis Jurgaitis's picture
Associate

Thank you Jim. His name is Victor (barber at our salon)

Linda Packard's picture
Protégé

OMG! The girl with the orange hair!!! I absolutely love that shot! Great getting to know more about you and your journey!

Egis Jurgaitis's picture
Associate

Thank you Linda ;)

Rainer Mueller's picture
Associate

Wow! You are really a sprinter! So fast become Associate is impressive! Cool work, like it a lot!

Egis Jurgaitis's picture
Associate

Thank you Rainer!