Here’s a new portrait that I shot recently of rapper Troy Ave for XXL magazine’s March/April 2013 issue. It was an honor to be able to shoot for XXL because they’ve been in the game for a long time and have had many huge names grace their covers over the years. Whenever I go to the newsstands, I always make it a point to see what they’ve published. XXL’s photo editor was a pleasure to work with as he gave me full creative control over this portrait. To get his recognition and have me collaborate with him on this project was exciting and an honor due to his extensive background in the editorial industry.

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Although things have been picking up over the past year for my photography career, you wouldn’t really get that impression through the frequency of blog postings here lately. Lately it seems as if I’m only posting once a month, if I’m lucky. I’ve found it much easier to keep you all updated with what I’m up to these days through my Tumblr site. I am enjoying Tumblr more lately because I can show all sorts of images from my day to day life, behind the scenes of my shoots, outtakes, and finished work all in one place. I think it’s a great way to show who I am as a photographer and as an individual. So, with all that said, the blog will still be used from time to time when I have something major to show or talk about, but you can mainly find me on the Tumblr site

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