Michael Pollard

  • Contact Name
    Michael Pollard
  • About
    MANCHESTER
    I've specialised in photographing actors for many years and I'm fortunate to shoot for, and to work closely with, the top actors' agencies in Manchester, the North West and further afield and because of this I understand the industry and the way it is changing. Photographs are being used to target castings and role types more closely than ever before and the use of on-line portfolios for casting means actors and agents need, and are demanding, more variety of looks. I can help you achieve this simply and effectively by changing clothes, appearance and location during the shoot which will give you a wide variety of look and style, whether the look you're after is simply natural and fresh, contemporary, period, corporate, street....whatever you need. The shoot, however, can be as simple or varied as you want it to be and I'm happy to give any advice you may need to help you get a set of images that look like you (very important!) and work for you.

    The shoot is unhurried and relaxed and generally lasts around 2 hours allowing time to change tops, hair or makeup if necessary. Men too can change their look by shaving part way through.

    I shoot both outdoors in natural light and in a studio environment to give you the widest variety of images possible.

    As many shots as necessary are taken and these are later carefully edited to give you the very best and most useful images. A set of contact sheets in both colour and black and white are then emailed to you.


    £120.00 for a session resulting in at least 120 shots on the contact sheets plus 5 selected, finished images supplied as high resolution files in both colour and black and white.
    £100.00 for full-time Drama Students

    Cost of additional images : £10.00 per image

    More images of actors I've worked with can be viewed on my own website or on twitter, facebook and instagram posts.

    If you'd like further information or just need some advice then call on the number below and either Kathryn or I will be happy to talk to you. If we're busy then please leave a message and we'll get back to you.

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Testimonials

Rebecca Neale
Rebecca Neale
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He was a fantastic photographer and made me really feel at ease.
Carolyn Murray
Michael is very professional, patient and friendly.
Kenneth McConnell
Kenneth McConnell
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Lovely guy,realy relaxed shoot, second time `ve used Michael for headshots, delighted with the result, and reasonably priced too!
Conor Law
Conor Law
Actor
Very impressed
Dan Sheppard
Dan Sheppard
Actor
Great photographer . Extremely reasonable prices and content
Aniko Toth
Aniko Toth
Actor
Consistently great. Punctual, great communicator, great images.
Steve Kilpatrick
Michael is a fantastic photographer who has a wonderful way of making you feel at ease. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for headshots.
Rebecca Neale
Rebecca Neale
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He was a fantastic photographer and made me really feel at ease.
Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony
Actor
great value and really happy with the quality of the photographs, will use him again
India Gibbins
Michael made me and my two friends feel completely at ease during the shoot and was incredibly helpful with costume, hair and makeup ideas. And assisted in the final choices of my headshots.
Nikki Ford
Nikki Ford
Actor
Michael is a wonderful head shot photographer. He's great at making you feel comfortable and at ease, whilst taking an array of photos that really get to the heart of who you are and who you could be.
Nathan Haymer-Bates
Brilliant photographer, amazing to work with
Steven Hogg
Steven Hogg
Actor
Great guy and a true pro
Claire Dean
Claire Dean
Actor
Cannot recommend Michael highly enough - actors based in the north should have him at the top of their list of photographers. Lovely, relaxed session that leads to a great selection of high quality images.
Sean Madden
Sean Madden
Actor
Great quality photos. Great professionalism, really enthusiastic about is work and also very friendly and welcoming.
Non Vaughan-O'Hagan
Michael Pollard was recommended to me by my agent and I'm very pleased indeed that I had a session with him. Michael is very easy to work with and so kind. He really achieved some great photos and I would strongly recommend him to colleagues.
Marc Liam Jones
Great Photographer. Highly reccommended.
Jade Mason
Jade Mason
Actor
Brilliant quality headshots in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
Grazia Nelson
Michael is a brillliant dedicated headshot photographer who great at catching the finer detail and personality and who puts you totally at ease
Michael Southcombe
Great service by Michael Pollard, great photos and great conversation.
Vincent Ashwood
Professional, hard working, helpful individual who truly wants to deliver the best quality images. A credit to his craft and a real friend to other creatives.
Kelvin Wolfenden
Found through CCP - Great professional photographer highly recommend great to work with
Carl Wolfenden
Found Michael on CCP - he is really professional and great to work with.
George Andrews
Michael makes the whole process relaxing and interactive. He listens to what you are aiming for and provides it, with highly professional results. I would highly recommend him.
Mick Walters
Mick Walters
Actor
Professional Head Shot photographer from Stockport UK
Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones
Actor
Michael is a fantastic photographer, he instantly calms the actor and knows exactly what he's doing. I would highly recommend his services to everyone.
Andrew Heath
Andrew Heath
Actor
Amazing photographer always gets the best shots
Penelope McDonald
Fabulous relaxed session with great results.
Simon Fletcher
Michael is an amazing photograph and I love my new head shots and would recommend him to anyone.
Lucy Tindle
Lucy Tindle
Promo Staff
Such a professional photographer and a great experience .
Louise Barton
Very impressed with Michaels work!
Xie Nan
Xie Nan
Actor
Michael Pollard is very nice to deal with. He is professional and made me feel relaxed while shooting.
Jean Hoare
Jean Hoare
Actor
Amazing photographer spends hours and makes you feel very relaxed and natural.
John Thacker
John Thacker
Actor
Captures brilliant head shots, welcoming and friendly, really impressed with the shots!
Joanne Sartorius
Joanne Sartorius
Voice Over: English
Superb photographer based in Manchester specialising in actors headshots.
Kenny Jermyn
Kenny Jermyn
Actor
Highly Recommend,
Cloe Pearson
Cloe Pearson
Dancer
He was very laid back and gave his opinion of how he thinks you should look and how you should angle your self towards the camera.
Philip Shaun McGuinness
Michael is an excellent photographer and I would highly, highly recommend him to anybody.
Denise Cooke
Denise Cooke
Actor
Michael is great to work with.
Natalie Timmins
Brilliant shots and fantastic to work with!
Richard Hulse
Very efficient and professional service from Michael.
Emma Chapman
Emma Chapman
Actor
Fantastic photographer based near Stockport. Fantastic knowledge of the industry, a relaxed no rush approach to the shoot and so many good images to choose from afterwards. Would recommend him very highly!
Toni Sherwood-Pearce
Wonderful photographer. Very patient and welcoming.
Michael S. Siegel
Very relaxed shoot. Gave plenty of time to try different looks. Reasonable fair price.
Noel Ross
Noel Ross
Actor
Excellent Photographer .. Knows his stuff!
Paul John O'Neill
Excellent, friendly and professional photographer based in Stockport.
Roanna Walker
Michael is the best!
John David-Evans
Very Impressed by Michaels approach, made me feel very relaxed on the day and I am very happy with the results. Very competitively priced. http://www.michaelpollard.co.uk/
Lynsey Coulthard
Fantastic photographer, very professional and helpful and would recommend to anybody looking for headshots in the area. The pictures are great and I got them quickly. Very impressed with them all.
James O'Connor
Michael Pollard is a friendly, professional and incredibly reasonably priced photographer. He is especially good with actors who are having their very first headshots taken for the first time.
Keely Cole
Keely Cole
Actor
Excited headshot session with Michael, very happy with the results, would highly recommend.
Lesley Kaufman
Lovely session with Michael, who makes you feel relaxed. I was happy with the contact sheet. There were many different 'faces' and all were real and truthful
Caroline Frewin
Caroline Frewin
Director
Lovely guy, relaxed shoot
Bruce Jackson
An excellent photographer, with a very friendly and relaxing approach.
Stephen Murray
Michael was extremely professional at all times during the shoot and I am very pleased with the results.
Aniko Toth
Aniko Toth
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Amazing photos, friendly, quick service. Affordable. Highly recommended.
Aniko Toth
Aniko Toth
Singer
Great photographer, well connected, makes you comfortable. Affordable and friendly.
Bonita James
Bonita James
Actor
Great photographer :)
Carly Tarett
Carly Tarett
Actor
Lovely relaxed photo session, very pleased with photos.
John Highton
John Highton
Actor
Great photographer. Relaxed shoot,really took the time to get the best shots. Highly recommended.
Gemma Ryan
Gemma Ryan
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Exceptional north west based photographer. Would highly recommend.
Edward Barry
Edward Barry
Voice Over: English
Michael really puts you at your ease and his work speaks for itself. A real professional and a gentlemen to boot.
Jamie Fillery
fantastic photographer. really works with you to get different looks so you have a large variety to choose from.
Daniel McClelland
excellent headshots, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Esther Dix
Esther Dix
Actor
Fantastic photographer, very highly recommended.
Alan Hawdon
Alan Hawdon
Actor
Very proffessional and easy to work with and more importantly captured many accurate shots.
Graham Eaglesham
Excellent
Claudia Dawe
Claudia Dawe
Promo Staff
Brilliant, professional and friendly photographer. Highly recommended.
J.j. Henry
J.j. Henry
Promo Staff
Very good, would recommend.
David Lucas
David Lucas
Actor
Excellent unrushed session at a reasonable price
Hayley McGregor
Hayley McGregor
Promo Staff
Brilliant!!! Very very happy with the results and he's a very nice man.
Ruth Cataroche
I have full permission to use the photograph.
Mike Woodhead
Excellent, friendly, good value.
Ste Johnston
Ste Johnston
Actor
Great photographer took a range of photos both indoor and outdoor. Highly recommended!
Rhianydd Beaumont
Michael was amazing and totally worth the money that I payed. He was professional and encouraging and I got so many shots to choose from my agent and myself had a difficulty choosing as they were all so good. I would recomment Michael Pollard.
Adrian Glass
Adrian Glass
Actor
I found Michael to be very professional in his work. Has a great ability to make you feel at ease and relax.
Gerica Mc Mullen
Very proffesional and accurately captures desired outcomes.
Clare Chandler
i'd highly recommend michael, we had a wonderful session that gave us loads of options to choose from in the end.
Laura Lindsay
Michael was fantastic, he took great care to ascertain what I wanted and put me at ease from the beginning of the shoot. I am really pleased with the photos and it was very good value. I would highly recommend Michael.
Stuart Horobin
Michael came recommended and rightly so - he was excellent, very patient and tried lots of different shots in his studio and outside.
Ruth Urquhart
Great photographer who puts you at ease. very pleased with photos
Richard Hoyle
Micheal was an exellent photographer and made sure he dafinatly had at least 25 photos for me to chose from. I also think he was exellent value for money.
Victoria Slinger
Micheal is brilliant to work with. Extremely professional & well priced. He listens to what you are aiming for and delivers it, he also gives you several differant looks to show versatility. I will certainly use him again in the future.
Katie Matthews
Yes - very good.
Mark Callum
Mark Callum
Actor
more than happy with my pictures and how things were on the day made to feel at ease and enjoyed the time there

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