It's always great to share new work, specially when i've been sitting on it for so long. I recently got two spreads in the May issue of Elegant Magazine. I need more testosterone in my portfolio so I teamed up with two dope stylists, Rashi & Dre to come up with a couple concepts.
For this shoot, the team and I headed downtown. It intrigues me. It gives me nostalgia when i'm there. Reminds me of my younger years when I used to live in Brooklyn. Dre created nothing short of magic! With 1 hour to shoot, we created a story that organically formed over the course of drifting around downtown. No rushing, no pushing, just focus and preparation. The chemistry between model and photographer definitely played a big part in how dope this shoot turned out. ( He's from VA too, so nothing less was expected. )
I had multiple ideas when brain storming for Architectural Color that I could not settle on.
Color, solidarity, & contrast were the main components I wanted to conjoin. The opposites between Q's dark skin and bright colors brought together with the sharp edges of the environment. I was excited when I shared this idea with my stylist Rashi, and he showed up on shoot day with exactly what I needed.