Steve Brodner interviews Edward Sorel, Burt Silverman, Joe Ciardiello, John Cuneo, Jason Seller, Anita Kunz and Victor Juhasz in the Society of Publication Designers' website.
What is your first conscious or unconscious act in sizing up a face as you begin a project?
Edward Sorel: Since we work from photos rather than from the person, the first question is, "Does this photo look like the person?" If it doesn't, you either need another photo or, if you like the expression, get other pictures from other angles--profiles are helpful. Then you exaggerate the feature that is at variance with the ancient Greek ideal of the face.
The complete article here.