I met Zaire a few days before I had to move back to Northern Virginia. He is a rapper and will be releasing an album soon. He has had some trouble with the law and may have to do some time, but he has an awesome attitude and a bright future ahead of him. I really wanted to show his struggle, while also showing the potential I know he has.
The shots in the water were done on the Burlington waterfront. The park we were in was under two feet of water. I nearly froze my legs off getting the photos. The water could not have been much over 45 degrees.
The studio shots were done at Sound Loom Recording Studio, an incredible place very much under the radar. Jim has been recording his album there. From the tracks I heard, the album is going to be awesome.