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

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.







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
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



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

About Todd Estrin
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






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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