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Morgan Freeman
A head-shot studio on wheels: 'That's so L.A.'
A head-shot studio on wheels: 'That's so L.A.'

The bright magenta van parked alongside Pan Pacific Park near the Grove could be mistaken for any one of the scores of gourmet food trucks roaming the streets of Los Angeles. But passersby did a double take as they read the sign written in white text across its side: "The Headshot Truck." "Wow, that's so L.A.," Robert Lewis, 35, said as he walked by with his two bulldogs. In a city where a head shot is an actor's calling card, it used to be easy to get a studio-quality photo. But many of the traditional photo studios have closed, unable to get enough business as more people use cellphones and digital cameras to snap pictures. ...