Kim Dalton's picture
Crew Mom

Who's in the Crew? - Spotlight on Gus Zimmerman

NAME: Gus Zimmerman

Website: https://guszimmermanphotography.com
HSC Profile: https://headshotcrew.com/ghzphotography

WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

Born in Brooklyn, NY, grew up in NJ, and am now living in Ohio and Illinois.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING HEADSHOTS?

9 years

WHAT IS YOUR LIGHTING SETUP FOR HEADSHOTS?

Westcott Flex Kit

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

I have a studio in my home in Illinois (converted living room) and I am building a new studio
in Ohio.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU LIKE TO SHOOT?

I like to shoot portraits and more recently pictures of kitten growing up.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER PH AND THE HSC?

In 2012, attended the Headshot Intensive workshop in Chicago.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO JOIN THE CREW ONCE YOU FOUND IT?

Joined immediately when I learned about it at the workshop.

WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD NEVER GUESS ABOUT YOU?

I'm a physicist who never had any formal training in photography.

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU?

I love working and helping people to find new ways to take better headshots.

3 Comments

John Clarke Russ's picture
Protégé

I met Gus at Headshot Mania 1 and have enjoyed our interactions ever since. Like many in here with diverse professional/academic backgrounds, he has always stepped up to the plate and been there for me whenever I have that biting, nagging question about technique. He has been a true mentor and friend!

Kaye Cooksey's picture
Protégé

Gus is AWESOME!!!

Norman Jaillet's picture
Associate

Legend!!