I need a visual to get a handle on my characters; this is made much easier with the internet. Flickr is my friend and it should be yours too. Loads of groups and masses of inspiration. Here are the search results for ‘actor portfolio’:
My tip to getting past all the glossy Hollywood shots and finding some quality, is to find a shot (not a face) in a style that you like, then to click through to the photographers page and see if they have more in that style. From there your hunt for a good character should begin.
In 1 click, I found this cool kid, Jasper:
Try it yourself 🙂