Environmental portraits of rising under-35 actors. 106pp. 12" x 12" hardcover. Signed first edition with bonus poster.
It’s an old parlor game by now—Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Start with anyone in the entertainment business, and no more than six professional connections later, you’ve found your way to the eponymous actor. This is no coincidence—the communities that form in ‘the industry’ are tight-knit, and this has the effect of making a famously overcrowded field effectively smaller.
Photographer Zack DeZon started with the goal of capturing a representative sample of young striving artists in the acting profession, and, instead of posting a casting call, decided to find his subjects via the communities that actors form themselves. Having once been an actor himself, Zack started with a seed group of former colleagues and, from there, asked each subject to recommend the actors they knew whom they thought most likely to succeed in their goal to become well-heeled (and well-known) professionals. Not all of the subjects in this book are complete unknowns, but an effort was made to keep out anyone who could be considered a ‘household name.’
The result is a series of portraits that not only celebrtate the actors’ individual personalities, but the ties they’ve made to one another. As the subjects in THE FIELD: Young Actors in 2013 ‘come up’ in their careers, they shall surely do so together.
Subjects from THE FIELD can be seen in many recent, current, and future projects, including:
Fox's Enlisted as Derrick Hill, and Veronica Mars as Piz
USA's Suits, as Mike Ross
ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, as Spencer Hastings
MTV's Girl Code, as Self
ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as Agent Grant Ward
High Maintenance, creator and star
Saturday Night Live, new featured player
of sketch duo BriTANicK
Netflix's House of Cards, as Rachel Posner
Netflix's Orange is the New Black, as John Bennett
HBO's Silicon Valley, as Richard
The Last of Us, as Ellie
Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, as Hero
NBC's Community, as Neil
Broadway's Bullets Over Broadway, as Cheech
Showtime's Masters of Sex, as Jane Martin