Fame Is Near...

You know when you're in a restaurant or bar or maybe even just pumping gas and you see that one person that makes you turn to your friend and go "look! it's THAT guy (or girl)! I swear they're famous!"? No matter that you can't quite put a name to their face, or that you don't even really know WHERE you've seen them before, although you recall there's a pretty good chance they were in one of the 8 Law and Order re-runs you watched last Sunday afternoon. I have a friend who's that person...the kind that just oozes fame. He is an aspiring actor and just radiates positive energy. He is young and beautiful and oh-so-talented - he's that person you know that can (and will) take on the world and win every time. Stephen was my intern - one of the best ever. He politely asked me if I was interested in taking some head shots of him one day and I said "absolutely" without really knowing what he wanted them for. Little did I know he was well versed in tossing his "come hither" straight at the camera. We spent over an hour exploring downtown Austin while I became more and more aware that he would not be just an intern that much longer.

This kid is destined for fame. Stephen Riser is his name - look for him in rolling credits coming to a theater or living room near you.