Redheads photographed in
Arkansas, California, Canada, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Florida, Georgia, Illinois,
Indiana, Ireland, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,
Rhode Island, Saudi Arabia, South Carolina, Texas, Wales, Wyoming


What Is The Redhead Project Virtual Edition?


Created in February 2021 in response to the pandemic and the global pivot to working and living virtually, Redhead Project Virtual features natural-born redheads photographed wherever they live in the world. The Redhead Project Virtual is an offshoot of the original, ongoing in-person Redhead Project, co-created by NYC-based advertising and editorial photographer Keith Barraclough and Kate Lorenz.

Conceived as a marketing tool for Keith’s advertising and editorial work, The Redhead Project and its offshoot Redhead Project Virtual are as much a labor of love as of skill; we've built an enthusiastic  community that has inspired us for more than nine years to tell redheads' unique, compelling stories.

Like its predecessor, Redhead Project Virtual is a collaborative process between photographer and subject, resulting in conceptualized portraits that tell the redhead's story revolving around a quintessential personality trait, talent or interest. Our goal is to create compelling imagery that's intriguing, beautiful, surprising, and sometimes a little quirky.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a virtual photoshoot work?

We take virtual portraits using CLOS APP
available and free to download on smartphones (iPhone and Android).  CLOS has been used by the fashion and entertainment industries and publications (Vogue.com, The Golden Globes, and The Wall Street Journal, to name a few) during the pandemic.

The photoshoot session is conducted via a video call and works like FaceTime or GoogleDuo.  Redheads must download and sign into the CLOS App in order to be photographed virtually.  
Read more about CLOS and how it works here.

A friend or family member can assist the redhead by holding the smartphone while taking verbal cues from Keith to move the smartphone, angle the camera, and be Keith's proxy set of eyes and ears in person while he captures the images remotely.  Alternatively, the device can be propped against using something around the house or in the surrounding environment, such as a tree trunk.

The newer the smartphone model, the better the camera and the sharper resolution of the resulting images.  We always recommend redheads use the most recent smartphone available to them.

What's the virtual photoshoot experience like?

Watch our behind-the-scenes video below of Keith taking virtual portraits of gingerbread artist Lindsay Deibler (AKA "GingerGingerbreadLady" on Instagram!. Hear first-hand from past participants (kids and adults) what the virtual photoshoot experience is like; click on any redhead's image under Interviews for an insightful discussion with the project's co-creators of how they came up with ideas for their photoshoot, a discussion of their images and the backstories behind them as we share images on screen, and what it's like to use CLOS App and collaborate with Keith!

How long does a virtual photoshoot take?

Virtual photoshoots can take as little as 15 minutes and can be flexibly scheduled around inclement weather and schedule changes. 

What does it cost to participate? Do I receive any images from my virtual photoshoot? 

Redheads participate free of charge. In exchange for collaborating with us to conceptualize  and participate in virtual photoshoots and for sharing the backstories behind the concepts and the resulting images, redheads choose some digital images from their virtual shoots to keep and to share on social media.

I'm a redhead and want to participate. What do I need to do?

Fill out and submit your Photoshoot Concept Proposal (click here to download the PDF.) 

You'll need to DEFINE YOUR W'S:



Reflect and come up with a concept for a photoshoot about you. A solid concept revolves around a backstory (WHY tell this story?) that ties together all your W's. The backstory helps viewers understand the significance of and relate to what they're seeing in the resulting image(s).



WHO are you?  Out of all your personality traits and interests, what is most quintessentially and most interestingly YOU?



WHAT props and fashion will you include? Don't forget: other people (any hair color!) and pets can be props!



WHERE will the photoshoot take place (a place that is personally significant, meaningful, or critical to the story you are telling?  Sometimes the setting is an intriguing contrast to the subject's attire or actions, or both.   

An example of intriguing contrast: gingerbread artist Lindsay in an opera dress on her pontoon dangles her gingerbread man creation Gingy over the edge.



The location for a virtual photoshoot can be anywhere in the world as long as you there is a cellular signal (this is necessary for the CLOS App to work.)
Indoor venues must have abundant natural window light for best image resolution and quality.


WHEN will the photoshoot will take place for best lighting, dramatic lighting, and significance to the story you are telling? 

Consider including collaborators (such as small business owners, hair and makeup stylists or talented friends who are crafty or creative, etc.) to help bring your vision
your story to life!



Some collaboration examples (You can view the interview by clicking on the image below.) :

Canadian teenager Arianna Goarley's love of Scooby Doo and the redheaded character Velma inspired her to contact Heather, proprietor of this Ontario store Blueberry Moon about using her VW bus for a photoshoot during lockdown in Ontario, Canada.

Hear why entrepreneur and proprietor of Plate and Patina Courtenay Philbrick gave her skylight-illuminated Los Angeles tabletop prop warehouse  a co-starring role with her in her virtual photoshoot! She discusses her colorful and inspiring concept below. 

Collaborating can also include other family members who help bring your vision to life: 8-year-old Wade scripted a storyboard for his imaginative backyard photoshoot starring himself as an aspiring Egyptologist whose mummy kit comes to life (The mummies were artfully and spiritedly portrayed by Wade's younger 4-year-old twin brothers!). Wade's mother Jen wore many hats: mom, producer, prop manager, stylist, and proxy photographer.  

Follow The Redhead Project Virtual on Facebook and Instagram to view images and posts and for announcements of special events and Webinar dates. 

Have questions? Please email us at  virtualredhead@keithbarraclough.com.



Be inspired to plan your own virtual shoot with us.
Click the image below to view our interview with the featured redhead.





Behind-the-scenes of our virtual photoshoot with gingerbread artist Lindsay.


BTS with Lindsay

Interview with Arianna and her mother, Trinette





Interview with Courtenay

Courtnay's interview


Interview with Wade and his mother, Jen

Wade

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About The Redhead Project Virtual

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Redheads photographed in
Arkansas, California, Canada, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Florida, Georgia, Illinois,
Indiana, Ireland, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,
Rhode Island, Saudi Arabia, South Carolina, Texas, Wales, Wyoming


What Is The Redhead Project Virtual Edition?


Created in February 2021 in response to the pandemic and the global pivot to working and living virtually, Redhead Project Virtual features natural-born redheads photographed wherever they live in the world. The Redhead Project Virtual is an offshoot of the original, ongoing in-person Redhead Project, co-created by NYC-based advertising and editorial photographer Keith Barraclough and Kate Lorenz.

Conceived as a marketing tool for Keith’s advertising and editorial work, The Redhead Project and its offshoot Redhead Project Virtual are as much a labor of love as of skill; we've built an enthusiastic  community that has inspired us for more than nine years to tell redheads' unique, compelling stories.

Like its predecessor, Redhead Project Virtual is a collaborative process between photographer and subject, resulting in conceptualized portraits that tell the redhead's story revolving around a quintessential personality trait, talent or interest. Our goal is to create compelling imagery that's intriguing, beautiful, surprising, and sometimes a little quirky.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a virtual photoshoot work?

We take virtual portraits using CLOS APP
available and free to download on smartphones (iPhone and Android).  CLOS has been used by the fashion and entertainment industries and publications (Vogue.com, The Golden Globes, and The Wall Street Journal, to name a few) during the pandemic.

The photoshoot session is conducted via a video call and works like FaceTime or GoogleDuo.  Redheads must download and sign into the CLOS App in order to be photographed virtually.  
Read more about CLOS and how it works here.

A friend or family member can assist the redhead by holding the smartphone while taking verbal cues from Keith to move the smartphone, angle the camera, and be Keith's proxy set of eyes and ears in person while he captures the images remotely.  Alternatively, the device can be propped against using something around the house or in the surrounding environment, such as a tree trunk.

The newer the smartphone model, the better the camera and the sharper resolution of the resulting images.  We always recommend redheads use the most recent smartphone available to them.

What's the virtual photoshoot experience like?

Watch our behind-the-scenes video below of Keith taking virtual portraits of gingerbread artist Lindsay Deibler (AKA "GingerGingerbreadLady" on Instagram!. Hear first-hand from past participants (kids and adults) what the virtual photoshoot experience is like; click on any redhead's image under Interviews for an insightful discussion with the project's co-creators of how they came up with ideas for their photoshoot, a discussion of their images and the backstories behind them as we share images on screen, and what it's like to use CLOS App and collaborate with Keith!

How long does a virtual photoshoot take?

Virtual photoshoots can take as little as 15 minutes and can be flexibly scheduled around inclement weather and schedule changes. 

What does it cost to participate? Do I receive any images from my virtual photoshoot? 

Redheads participate free of charge. In exchange for collaborating with us to conceptualize  and participate in virtual photoshoots and for sharing the backstories behind the concepts and the resulting images, redheads choose some digital images from their virtual shoots to keep and to share on social media.

I'm a redhead and want to participate. What do I need to do?

Fill out and submit your Photoshoot Concept Proposal (click here to download the PDF.) 

You'll need to DEFINE YOUR W'S:



Reflect and come up with a concept for a photoshoot about you. A solid concept revolves around a backstory (WHY tell this story?) that ties together all your W's. The backstory helps viewers understand the significance of and relate to what they're seeing in the resulting image(s).



WHO are you?  Out of all your personality traits and interests, what is most quintessentially and most interestingly YOU?



WHAT props and fashion will you include? Don't forget: other people (any hair color!) and pets can be props!



WHERE will the photoshoot take place (a place that is personally significant, meaningful, or critical to the story you are telling?  Sometimes the setting is an intriguing contrast to the subject's attire or actions, or both.   

An example of intriguing contrast: gingerbread artist Lindsay in an opera dress on her pontoon dangles her gingerbread man creation Gingy over the edge.



The location for a virtual photoshoot can be anywhere in the world as long as you there is a cellular signal (this is necessary for the CLOS App to work.)
Indoor venues must have abundant natural window light for best image resolution and quality.


WHEN will the photoshoot will take place for best lighting, dramatic lighting, and significance to the story you are telling? 

Consider including collaborators (such as small business owners, hair and makeup stylists or talented friends who are crafty or creative, etc.) to help bring your vision
your story to life!



Some collaboration examples (You can view the interview by clicking on the image below.) :

Canadian teenager Arianna Goarley's love of Scooby Doo and the redheaded character Velma inspired her to contact Heather, proprietor of this Ontario store Blueberry Moon about using her VW bus for a photoshoot during lockdown in Ontario, Canada.

Hear why entrepreneur and proprietor of Plate and Patina Courtenay Philbrick gave her skylight-illuminated Los Angeles tabletop prop warehouse  a co-starring role with her in her virtual photoshoot! She discusses her colorful and inspiring concept below. 

Collaborating can also include other family members who help bring your vision to life: 8-year-old Wade scripted a storyboard for his imaginative backyard photoshoot starring himself as an aspiring Egyptologist whose mummy kit comes to life (The mummies were artfully and spiritedly portrayed by Wade's younger 4-year-old twin brothers!). Wade's mother Jen wore many hats: mom, producer, prop manager, stylist, and proxy photographer.  

Follow The Redhead Project Virtual on Facebook and Instagram to view images and posts and for announcements of special events and Webinar dates. 

Have questions? Please email us at  virtualredhead@keithbarraclough.com.



Be inspired to plan your own virtual shoot with us.
Click the image below to view our interview with the featured redhead.





Behind-the-scenes of our virtual photoshoot with gingerbread artist Lindsay.


BTS with Lindsay

Interview with Arianna and her mother, Trinette





Interview with Courtenay

Courtnay's interview


Interview with Wade and his mother, Jen

Wade

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