when contrast magazine decided to do a feature on the founder/owner of nextdoor in honolulu, i knew i had to be the one to take the photo. besides being an amazing friend and always supporting my work, chris is truly one of those people contributing to the cultural and entertainment enrichment of our state. nobody else gets as many internationally-acclaimed indie artists to hawaii as nextdoor/chris does.
the set of photos included in this post were taken for the feature, which actually ran with a different image (i hope chris doesn’t kill me for putting these photos up!). the dark nighttime lighting provided a great backdrop and what would a piece on chris be without a picture of him at nextdoor? i chose to shoot with a minimal setup, just a 50 1.2L prime and my 5dmkii.
the images were pensive, moody, and as it turns out a bit too intense for the article. we opted for a scanned 35mm negative of chris from the roof of nextdoor for the article (gotta love the archives), but i still loved the intensity of the set of portraits i got at nextdoor.