Referrals are the best gift you can give a Freelance Artist. Most of my business comes from word-of-mouth & thanks to social media, it's what's been keeping me going. Raliq, an upcoming Independent Artist, posted on Instagram that he was looking for a photographer. One of my most loyal followers, @kaydotstheory, posted in his comments & suggested he shoot with me. From then, Raliq contacted me via DM & we took it from there.
Raliq & I met up around Broadway Junction in Brooklyn. If you're familiar with the area, you know how rugged & gritty it looks. It's perfect for some dope real Brooklyn lifestyle shots. From under the high train tracks that have awesome dark & warm green tones to the classic look of NY bodegas. Since Raliq grew up in East New York, he suggested this would be the perfect spot for me to capture him. Someone from the neighborhood even allowed us to use their dog for some shots!
Check out some of my favorite images from the shoot below & follow Raliq on Instagram to stay updated on his future projects! @raliq_nyc