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My Purpose in Being A New York
Headshot Photographer
By Todd Estrin of Todd Estrin Photography

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How does one find purpose in life? This question
has followed, and at times haunted me in every
phase of my life. If asked, I would define myself as a
headshot photographer. I love and am extremely
grateful for this job; however this limiting title is not
where I find purpose. To answer this question I must
hit pause and rewind.
14 years ago I began my journey as an actor. Acting
was my love. For three full years I filled every minute

of my life with art. I attending theater, I went to
museums, I watched movies that challenged my
beliefs, I wrote poetry, I attending classes to help
me express myself fuller. I was hungry to learn
what it meant to be human. I craved art and
anything that expressed life. Acting was how I
defined myself, but my purpose was not to act, it
was to connect and fill myself with something
deeper, something larger than me. I couldn’t then,
and today still cannot clearly define what “purpose”
is. I do not know if the thing I am trying to describe

has tangible properties. I do know though when
I am connected to this purpose and when I am
not. It is an unquestionable experience that
lives in my body.
Six years ago I woke up to realize something
was missing. After a series of life challenges
and unmet expectations I reached a point in my
life where although I still defined myself as an
actor something was missing. I lost connection
to that undefined spirit of purpose. I searched in
many ways to reconnect. I invested my time
and money into therapy, yoga, meditation,
alternative classes and spiritual practices.
During that time my purpose changed form. It
was no longer something I experienced; it
became something I was in pursuit of.
One

year

ago

I

went

to

Antananarivo

Madagascar. I spent two months working as a
teaching artist with a non-profit organization. I
worked with a group of kids, teaching them
theater and taking their photographs. Every day I
would hear, “Toddy photo.” I fell in love with each
one of them. At the time I was not aware, but
something was fundamentally changing in me
during those two months. I was reconnecting to
purpose.
Today I work with actors to take their headshots.
What I do though is far more important than
taking a picture. I help each of my clients
celebrate who they are. Not who they think they
need to be or who they wished they were; who
they are. I love my job but more importantly I love
connecting to people and helping them embraces
and express their love for themselves.
If you would like to schedule a session, please
visit

my

website,

https://www.toddestrinphotography.com/ or email me at todd@toddestrinphotography.com

About Todd Estrin
Photography:
Located at Adams Street in Brooklyn, New York, Todd
Estrin is a photographer who specializes in headshots
for actors. He discovered his passion for portrait
photography while working with a group of kids in
Madagascar.

While

there

Todd

learned

the

extraordinary gift and power of seeing someone and
capturing who they are with a camera. To experience
simply being yourself in front of the camera contact him
at his website https://www.toddestrinphotography.com/
or email him at: todd@toddestrinphotography.com.

Peekay Studios:
85 Adams Street Suite 11C
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
United States
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