Back in May, I made my exit from the music industry and dove in to photography full-time. I’ve been shooting primarily for two companies that focus on men’s contemporary and street wear inspired jewelry, King Ice and MARZ. Along with the standard product photography, I have been responsible for revamping both brand’s imagery, shooting lifestyle lookbooks, social, and ad campaigns. It’s been a great balance between the technical (product) and the creative (lifestyle). One of my first projects was to shoot the campaign for King Ice’s collaboration with Fox Television’s “Empire” series. This shoot took place at the Roosevelt Lofts in downtown Los Angeles and featured models, Cortez Smith and Sincere Spencer. Both had met for the first time on this shoot and had incredible chemistry, making the whole shoot super relaxed and easy.