Headshots. The image evoked is the 3 piece suit jacket, shoulder pads variable to era, primped hair and a slight three quarter look that matches the catalogue of every headshot that has proceeded it.
Why does a headshot have to be a cardboard cutout? Why not give it a little spice, a pinch of sugar and a massive helping of personality that portrays you as you?
Sure, you may work in a corporate environment that encourages causal Fridays while upholding the “look like a CEO” dress standard the remainder of the week, it doesn’t make you less awesome or bitchin as a person.
Mix it up a bit. Show your strength, your emphasis, that awesome wall you decorated, built or knocked down. Be powerful, be humble, be fun. Just don’t be cardboard.