Melbourne Actor Headshots

Melbourne

Actor Headshots

Getting the right acting headshots is more important for actors than any other profession. Which is why at Julia Nance Portraits I’ll work with you to evaluate your type, so we can nail the headshots you need to get in the room.

It doesn’t matter how much experience you’ve had on the screen or stage, getting the right actor headshots is often a daunting process. As a photographer, it’s my goal to help you with everything from what to wear, background choice, to expression and posing. 

You want a headshot that shows your personality, while at the same time, properly portraying you as a certain ‘type’ to a casting director. Together, we'll create a portfolio to make you stand out.

But How Do You Make Your Headshot Stand Out?

You don’t need to be reminded of the competition in the industry. As a fellow creative in the arts, I understand the challenge of standing out in the crowd.

Making sure your headshot is noticeable is the key, and here’s a little secret: YOU are what will make your headshot stand out.

It might sound cheesy, but once you tap into your personality, your type, and the characters you’re likely to be cast for, it makes the headshot process a whole lot easier

I work with actors before their session to learn about their experience and discover their goals in the industry. I don’t want to rush you through the process, I want to collaborate on bringing out the characters and your personality in headshots that will land you more auditions.

I've worked with many performers to get their perfect actor headshots...

Check out what they've had to say:

At the Julia Nance Portraits studio in Lilydale, Melbourne,  you’ll find a relaxed atmosphere that aims to make you comfortable. With beautiful outdoor settings and plenty of studio backgrounds to choose from, we’ll be able to create a portfolio of images that showcase a range of characters.

You don’t need to worry about any of the technical stuff either. I’m a qualified photographer, with a Bachelor of Photography degree from RMIT University. I can help with advice on what to wear, colours, backgrounds and posing.

Here’s a little rundown of my actor headshot sessions:

There are so many options to explore for your headshots at my studio in Lilydale . . .

Every element of your headshot should come together so that you stand out. 

It can be confusing deciding what to wear, what the right setting should be, and how to make your headshot just right. As a professional headshot photographer, I’ve guided many actors through the process with my knowledge of colour, composition and lighting.

You will love my studio in Lilydale. We’ll have lots of options to explore: from beautiful lush greens and textured earthy settings, to clean studio backdrops and creative lighting. 

Together, we can explore different outfits and backgrounds to create seamless portraits that not only bring focus to you but help showcase your type. 

While you’re here, we can create a portfolio to showcase your range.

Creating supporting portraits, including mid-length and full-length images allows you to provide casting directors with more images and help you stand out. Most actors I work with invest in 3-6 final headshots/portraits for their portfolios. 

How it works

Packages & Pricing

My actor headshot sessions are designed to be tailored to your needs.

Whether you just need one updated shot for an upcoming submission or a whole portfolio refresh.
You can choose an express session for a quick portfolio update or a full session if you know you need different looks.

Actor Headshots – Express Session

30 minutes, with one image included: $200

Join one of the Headshot Marathon Days! Your express session is at my Lilydale studio and includes everything below:

Actor Headshots – Full Session

90 Minutes, with three images included: $350

Your session is at my Lilydale studio and includes everything below:

Optional Extras

Additional images are available for purchase. 

Need more than one image, or think you might fall in love with multiple? Most actors invest in 3-6 total images, but some choose to invest in larger portfolios.

You can choose to add on extras at the time of booking, or after your photoshoot when selecting your images, and Afterpay is available for any extra images too.

EXTRA IMAGES:

Retouched Images – $75 each
Additional images are provided fully retouched, in colour and black and white, and multiple cropped versions.

Book A Session

Book in your session today and make the investment in yourself and your craft.

Now offering Afterpay payment plans!

Create your dream branding portfolio and pay it off over 8 weeks! 
Find out more here.

Read some more great feedback from past sessions:

Melbourne Portrait Photography
It was really nice to get professional headshots taken by Julia, her studio set up is amazing and i am delighted with the final result! totally recommend her if anyone is looking to get amazing headshots taken.

Gerardo

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2019-02-28T08:50:40+10:00

Gerardo

Melbourne Portrait Photography
It was really nice to get professional headshots taken by Julia, her studio set up is amazing and i am delighted with the final result!
Not only does Julia provide top notch photos, but a unique and individualised approach to the shoot. Julia makes the process of getting headshots fun, relaxed, and easy, which only adds to the quality of the photos she takes. She has a keen eye and her touch ups on the final products are perfect!

Richard, Actor

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2018-12-23T16:07:07+10:00

Richard, Actor

Not only does Julia provide top notch photos, but a unique and individualised approach to the shoot. Julia makes the process of getting headshots fun, relaxed, and easy, which only adds to the quality of the photos she takes. She has a keen eye and her touch ups on the final products are perfect!
Girl smiles in studio with a green top and green background for a happy actor headshot image
From the initial booking to the final photos produced, Julia Nance was a true professional. Her bright personality, attention to my daughter's needs and "no time constraints" policy made the whole experience enjoyable. I can't speak highly enough of Julia! She's absolutely awesome.

Sue

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-01-27T10:32:05+10:00

Sue

Girl smiles in studio with a green top and green background for a happy actor headshot image
From the initial booking to the final photos produced, Julia Nance was a true professional. Her bright personality, attention to my daughter's needs and "no time constraints" policy made the whole experience enjoyable. I can't speak highly enough of Julia! She's absolutely awesome.
Melbourne Acting headshot of Michelle
Had the privilege of having my portrait taken by Julia. She has a fantastic studio that's recently been done up in Lilydale which was a great space to get creative in - I love bright colours, and enjoyed playing around with her various backdrops. Julia was a pleasure to work with and I'm looking forward to my next session!

Michelle Box

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2018-07-29T19:48:10+10:00

Michelle Box

Melbourne Acting headshot of Michelle
Julia was a pleasure to work with and I'm looking forward to my next session!
Julia was terrific to work with. As someone who hates getting photographed, Julia made me feel relaxed and comfortable and I never felt rushed. Weeks later, after the shoot, when I was trying to choose my final photos I had a fair few questions and Julia was always quick to get back to me with her very helpful answers. My biggest problem was that I had too many good photos to choose from thanks to Julia's skill as a photographer.

Julie - Actor

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2019-08-20T10:01:34+10:00

Julie - Actor

As someone who hates getting photographed, Julia made me feel relaxed and comfortable and I never felt rushed.
Maddison Falls Photographer - corporate Headshot
I visited Julia's studio a few weeks ago for some headshots. Straight away she made me feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. She understood the style I was going for, and I am wrapped with the photos! Julia is a very creative and talented photographer, and just a lovely person all together, I 100% recommend her!

Maddison Falls,
Maddison Falls Photography

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2018-07-29T19:33:56+10:00

Maddison Falls,
Maddison Falls Photography

Maddison Falls Photographer - corporate Headshot
Straight away she made me feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. She understood the style I was going for, and I am wrapped with the photos!
Man leans against tree with one hand in his pocket for personal branding portrait
What a great experience, this was my first photo shoot and Julia made me comfortable guiding me the whole way. The results were outstanding 5 stars 👌

Dan Williams
- Founder of Independent EQ

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-01-27T10:30:30+10:00

Dan Williams
- Founder of Independent EQ

Man leans against tree with one hand in his pocket for personal branding portrait
What a great experience, this was my first photo shoot and Julia made me comfortable guiding me the whole way. The results were outstanding 5 stars
Creative portrait silhouette of man with headphones.
Julia, took me from CONCEPT...TO PERFECTION...
Julia is MORE than a "Click" she is there! Julia is with you, she feels and listens to your every need, and goes WAY BEYOND what a "Hired Pic Taker." Goes...
I can not express enough, how joyful this experience has been.

Kirk, Actor and Music Producer

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-04-08T16:53:05+10:00

Kirk, Actor and Music Producer

Creative portrait silhouette of man with headphones.
Julia, took me from CONCEPT...TO PERFECTION...
Thank you so much for the photos and the shooting. It was super nice and easy to work with you and the photos are amazing! I don’t think I have ever had that good pictures of myself!

Tiina

Julia Nance Portraits
2019-01-20T10:40:10+10:00

Tiina

I don’t think I have ever had that good pictures of myself!
Corporate headshot of man in blazer smiling at camera
Thanks Julia for your great work. I was really happy with the process, photo taking on the day and final product. I would highly recommend for anyone no matter what is required, from a business photo through to something more personnel.

Gavin

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-04-08T16:58:04+10:00

Gavin

Corporate headshot of man in blazer smiling at camera
I would highly recommend for anyone no matter what is required, from a business photo through to something more personnel.
Young children's fashion portrait of girl in studio.
Julia was absolutely lovely so welcoming and my child felt very comfortable! I would definitely recommend 😊

Amy

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-04-08T16:55:10+10:00

Amy

Young children's fashion portrait of girl in studio.
Julia was absolutely lovely so welcoming and my child felt very comfortable! I would definitely recommend
Julia is wonderful! She was engaged by my business to take corporate head shots and branding photos. She put everyone at ease and the photo quality is amazing!! Thanks Julia!!

Joy - Director at True Blue Migration

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2019-05-08T14:53:52+10:00

Joy - Director at True Blue Migration

Julia is wonderful! She was engaged by my business to take corporate head shots and branding photos. She put everyone at ease and the photo quality is amazing!!
Julia photographed my children for headshots and she was excellent to work with! Her studio is located in lovely grounds which are great for outdoor shots, and the indoor photos are equally as amazing. As well as being very pleased with the final images, I was also very impressed with the overall service and Julia's effective and timely communication both before and after the photography session. We will certainly approach Julia again in the future for her service!

Suba,
Mother of Jaya and Zane - actors

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-05-15T14:16:40+10:00

Suba,
Mother of Jaya and Zane - actors

As well as being very pleased with the final images, I was also very impressed with the overall service and Julia's effective and timely communication both before and after the photography session.
Great service, very happy with the results and would highly recommend to others.

Sarah

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2019-05-08T18:10:08+10:00

Sarah

Great service, very happy with the results and would highly recommend to others.
Smiling man on white background wearing dark navy shirt
I had some headshots done by Julia and I found her to be very easy to work with, very open to any suggestions and having fantastic ideas of her own. It didn't take long to relax in our session and the results were great. She is very down to earth and kind. Thank you Julia.

Chris B
- Actor

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-01-27T10:26:42+10:00

Chris B
- Actor

Smiling man on white background wearing dark navy shirt
It didn't take long to relax in our session and the results were great.
Melbourne Acting and corporate headshot of Maddison
Julia takes amazing photos! She’s patient and creative, taking beautiful head shots! Would 100% recommend her!  She won't rush you and her little studio is adorable!

Mady C,
Actress

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2018-07-29T19:33:05+10:00

Mady C,
Actress

Melbourne Acting and corporate headshot of Maddison
Julia takes amazing photos! She’s patient and creative, taking beautiful head shots! Would 100% recommend her!
Julia is an expert at her craft - it has been an absolute pleasure to work together with Julia Nance on a jewellery photoshoot. She is professional, has great knowledge and skill with photography and post production, and is very warm and welcoming. I would highly recommend her both for her art photography and her portraiture. Wishing you all the best Julia!

Aurelia - Business owner at Aurelia Yeomans Jewellery

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2019-05-08T14:46:04+10:00

Aurelia - Business owner at Aurelia Yeomans Jewellery

Julia is an expert at her craft - it has been an absolute pleasure to work together with Julia
Actor Headshot Melbourne
Super friendly and professional! Had a really great experience having headshots done by Julia

Daragh, actor.

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2019-02-28T08:49:05+10:00

Daragh, actor.

Actor Headshot Melbourne
Super friendly and professional! Had a really great experience having headshots done by Julia
Amazing experience! Thank you for everything 🙂

Evangeline
- Melbourne Dentist

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-01-27T10:31:09+10:00

Evangeline
- Melbourne Dentist

Amazing experience! Thank you for everything 🙂
I had a fantastic experience from the time I booked in my appointment to the very end! Fabulous service and superb results. Very professional, highly recommended.

Mehdi,
Student (Medicine)

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-05-15T14:17:49+10:00

Mehdi,
Student (Medicine)

I had a fantastic experience from the time I booked in my appointment to the very end! Fabulous service and superb results. Very professional, highly recommended.
I would give 10 stars if I could. Julia is a thorough professional with a remarkable ability to pay attention to details. She made me feel comfortable and allowed me more than enough time to try and perfect various angles. Her studio location is quite picturesque, ideal for outdoor photoshoot and my dog enjoyed playing in the outdoors too. Indoor studio is suited for professional shots. She took numerous shots and showed me the results to select. She advised me on how to improve my posture and get the right expression for the camera. If you are camera shy, don't worry she will make you relax. We also tried different outfits during the shoot. She tries to understand the client by knowing more about them and their needs through a questionnaire. I found that she was able to produce the exact results that I was looking for with a quick turnaround time. I got the final product within two days of the shoot. All in all, an outstanding experience. 10 stars.

H - Senior Accountant

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2019-07-07T11:41:34+10:00

H - Senior Accountant

I would give 10 stars if I could. Julia is a thorough professional with a remarkable ability to pay attention to details.
Melbourne Outdoor Acting Headshot of Ben
Julia has a brilliant eye and perhaps more importantly, a passion for truly getting to know and understand her client and their needs - this enables her to deliver a product that reflects each individuals essence. She captures energy and spirit in her photographs - which is of the utmost importance for actors. I wholly recommend her for anyone in need of a head shot or professional portraiture. She's an absolute delight to work with!

Ben P,
Actor

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2018-07-29T19:31:24+10:00

Ben P,
Actor

Melbourne Outdoor Acting Headshot of Ben
Julia has a brilliant eye and perhaps more importantly, a passion for truly getting to know and understand her client and their needs - this enables her to deliver a product that reflects each individuals essence.
Actor headshot of male actor smiling outdoors in natural light.
Julia is super professional, talented and connected. She turns the daunting process of getting new headshots into an enjoyable experience. Extremely happy with the final shots! Highly recommend for any actor looking for industry standard photos that will stand out.

Kevin, Actor

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-04-08T16:56:35+10:00

Kevin, Actor

Actor headshot of male actor smiling outdoors in natural light.
Julia is super professional, talented and connected. She turns the daunting process of getting new headshots into an enjoyable experience.
I highly recommend Julia Nance Photography. Julia really takes the time to find out what you want from your session.

Sharee, Owner at Wellness & Co

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2019-05-08T14:59:49+10:00

Sharee, Owner at Wellness & Co

I highly recommend Julia Nance Photography. Julia really takes the time to find out what you want from your session.
Headshot of Veronika: Acting headshot and corporate Headshot
I thoroughly enjoyed this photoshoot. Very relaxed environment. Julia was quick & easy to take directions from. Im thrilled my final prints which have pulled in more work.

Veronika Larson,
Actress

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2018-07-29T19:47:27+10:00

Veronika Larson,
Actress

Headshot of Veronika: Acting headshot and corporate Headshot
Julia was quick & easy to take directions from. Im thrilled my final prints which have pulled in more work.
Melbourne Corporate Headshot of mature woman
Julia is very professional and has the ability to capture great photos.

Anne Vogt,
Arbonne Representative

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2018-07-29T19:46:01+10:00

Anne Vogt,
Arbonne Representative

Melbourne Corporate Headshot of mature woman
Julia is very professional and has the ability to capture great photos.
Girl with blue eyes on pink background for acting headshots
Talented photographer that I felt comfortable with in front of the camera 🙂 Beautiful study just a bit outside of Melbourne.

Julia
- Actor and Model

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-01-27T10:41:13+10:00

Julia
- Actor and Model

Girl with blue eyes on pink background for acting headshots
Talented photographer that I felt comfortable with in front of the camera
Julia Nance Portraits was the single best experience I have had infront of a camera. I have avoided getting my headshots taken for years, often taking my own or using stock photos on my website. However Julia set me up with some amazing shots which have already generated more work!

Vince Massara, Owner of The Content Friends

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2019-01-20T10:41:50+10:00

Vince Massara, Owner of The Content Friends

Julia Nance Portraits was the single best experience I have had infront of a camera. Julia set me up with some amazing shots which have already generated more work!
Loved the experience, the location and the relaxed atmosphere. And most of all, love the photos that were taken. So hard to choose.

Kathie Thomas
Owner of VA Directory

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2018-11-27T17:52:16+10:00

Kathie Thomas
Owner of VA Directory

Loved the experience, the location and the relaxed atmosphere. And most of all, love the photos that were taken. So hard to choose.
Thanks to Julia Nance Portraits. Finally someone took a great headshot and I can say that Julia has done a fantastic job !!

John Perthuis, Photographer & Videographer of Krysalyd Films

Julia Nance Portraits
2019-01-20T10:45:03+10:00

John Perthuis, Photographer & Videographer of Krysalyd Films

Thanks to Julia Nance Portraits. Finally someone took a great headshot and I can say that Julia has done a fantastic job !!
I was in need of a professional head shot. I googled search for someone who gave the right vibe and had diverse work. Turned out Julia was 1.5 hours away. 100% worth the trip. Julia listened to me - I asked for shots that make me look relaxed, soft and approachable. She delivered. She also has great expertise and knew that the slightest changes to hair, outfit and jewellery can make all the difference. She took her time, did not pressure me and turned to initial PDF's around in a matter of hours. The landscape around her studio is magnificent for outdoor shots. I am thrilled and will use her again when I update.

Alesha, Physiotherapist & Researcher

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2019-07-07T11:43:05+10:00

Alesha, Physiotherapist & Researcher

Turned out Julia was 1.5 hours away. 100% worth the trip. Julia listened to me - I asked for shots that make me look relaxed, soft and approachable. She delivered.
Melbourne personal branding portrait in studio
Julia is such a cool person to work with, while simultaneously producing beautifully executed photographic work.  I felt calm and really taken care of in her workspace. Her shots will be used by my business for a long time to come!

Tracy Hambly,
Founder & Teacher at Looking Inwards Meditation

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2018-07-29T19:32:15+10:00

Tracy Hambly,
Founder & Teacher at Looking Inwards Meditation

Melbourne personal branding portrait in studio
Her shots will be used by my business for a long time to come!
Julia is so responsive and easy to deal with. I felt self-conscious having my photograph taken but she was relaxed and made me feel very comfortable. The location of her studio is beautiful and there were some lovely spots for photos. I did not feel rushed at all and I left feeling very pleased with how it all went. I ended up with some beautiful shots as well and turnaround was very quick! I highly recommend Julia!

Chloe

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-05-15T14:18:19+10:00

Chloe

I ended up with some beautiful shots as well and turnaround was very quick! I highly recommend Julia!
The experience was great. Initially I was dreading to have headshots taken but Julia made me feel comfortable and relaxed through the whole process. The end results were amazing. Highly recommended

Jun

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-04-08T16:02:49+10:00

Jun

Julia made me feel comfortable and relaxed through the whole process. The end results were amazing. Highly recommended
Julia is very professional, friendly and warm. My son felt so comfortable having his photos taken for his first photo shoot and really enjoyed it too 🙂 The photos are amazing! Thanks Julia!

Jane, Zed's mother.

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2019-05-08T14:54:46+10:00

Jane, Zed's mother.

Julia is very professional, friendly and warm. My son felt so comfortable having his photos taken for his first photo shoot and really enjoyed it too
Serious actor on grey background in studio for actor headshots
Working with Julia was really a good experience. She was wonderful at every aspect. Pre and post shoot service was excellent. Highly recommended.

Rahul
- Actor

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-01-27T10:31:37+10:00

Rahul
- Actor

Serious actor on grey background in studio for actor headshots
Working with Julia was really a good experience. She was wonderful at every aspect. Pre and post shoot service was excellent.
Lucie - Melbourne Actor Headshot
Julia is always so lovely to work with! She is friendly, relaxed, and makes the process so easy. Her studio is so lovely and relaxing, with views of rolling hills and beautiful music playing. Her headshots are so beautiful and natural, they're the best I've had. I've been to her twice and will definitely be going again!

Lucie, Actor & Musician.

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2019-02-28T08:51:57+10:00

Lucie, Actor & Musician.

Lucie - Melbourne Actor Headshot
Her studio is so lovely and relaxing, with views of rolling hills and beautiful music playing. Her headshots are so beautiful and natural, they're the best I've had.
Actor headshot of girl smiling at camera in natural light
Would 100% recommend Julia! She was highly professional, flexible and fun to shoot with. She offered a huge range of background options and has created an amazing environment in her studio. I am so pleased with the result of my new acting headshots, and the whole experience was worth every cent.
If you’re looking for somewhere to get headshots / photos done - go straight to Julia!

Georgia, Actress

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-04-08T16:01:38+10:00

Georgia, Actress

Actor headshot of girl smiling at camera in natural light
Would 100% recommend Julia! She was highly professional, flexible and fun to shoot with.
I highly recommend Julia Nance's photography services. I was apprehensive about having professional photos taken, and had put it off for years. When I eventually found Julia online, right from our initial correspondence, she was reassuringly prompt and helpful. Before my shoot she prepared a client brief and mood board to ensure we were on the same page about what I wanted. Her studio and natural environment provide a perfect setting for photographs. Julia was warmly professional, communicative, responsive, very patient, and put me at ease right from the start. She was even happy for me to bring my two dogs to appear in some of the photos. Most of all, I am delighted with the results, which I will use in a variety of contexts. The hardest part (as Julia said) was selecting the final photos!

Dr Suzanne Cremen
- Life Artistry Centre Founding Director

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-01-27T10:28:07+10:00

Dr Suzanne Cremen
- Life Artistry Centre Founding Director

Her studio and natural environment provide a perfect setting for photographs. Julia was warmly professional, communicative, responsive, very patient, and put me at ease right from the start.
Young girl poses in studio for child modelling
Julia has photographed two of my daughters for their agency pictures and we had such a wonderful experience. Not only are the photos top quality, she is kind, caring and incredibly supportive/helpful in making the girls feel very comfortable. One of my daughters had a bespoke shoot with Julia which was a different experience for her and again she was made to feel so comfortable. Not only does Julia explain what she's doing all along the way but makes both the model and the parent relaxed and involved in the whole shoot. Highly recommend Julia for headshot photography and bespoke!

Kelliann

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-01-27T10:28:38+10:00

Kelliann

Young girl poses in studio for child modelling
Julia has photographed two of my daughters for their agency pictures and we had such a wonderful experience. Not only are the photos top quality, she is kind, caring and incredibly supportive/helpful in making the girls feel very comfortable.
From the moment we met Julia, she made my daughter feel at ease during her photoshoot. Images were amazing and excellent quality! I would highly recommend Julia for portraits.

Luisa G,
Gemma's Mother - Gemma is an aspiring model. 

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2018-11-27T18:03:45+10:00

Luisa G,
Gemma's Mother - Gemma is an aspiring model. 

From the moment we met Julia, she made my daughter feel at ease during her photoshoot. Images were amazing and excellent quality! I would highly recommend Julia for portraits.
Man in grey tshirt smiling at camera for studio actor headshots
Julia is an absolute wizard with the camera. I was a little anxious and not knowing what to expect going into the shoot, but Julia was an absolute professional. The session was cool, calm and more than exceeded my expectations. Can’t wait to return for more headshots in the near future and would highly recommend anyone that needs the best of the best to utilise Julia’s services 🙂

Jayden
- Actor

Julia Nance Portraits
5
2020-01-27T10:29:15+10:00

Jayden
- Actor

Man in grey tshirt smiling at camera for studio actor headshots
The session was cool, calm and more than exceeded my expectations. Can’t wait to return for more headshots in the near future and would highly recommend anyone that needs the best of the best to utilise Julia’s services
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