It’s early November and we’re both wearing pea coats. I hug mine tightly against me as the harsh Chicago winds press against my face. After spending an hour in New Wave Cafe talking about diversity, music, and social injustice… I’m standing outside with AguilaOfficial. His music, he explains as he pulls out a cigarette– his eyes meeting mine– is heavily inspired by his transition from NY to Chicago. It’s cold, I’m impressed and I don’t wait for him to pose. This Mini Session Monday, aguilaofficial.
Mini Session Monday – AguilaOfficial
I’m deeply impressed by small details. Something as small as the way a jawline flexes as a man inhales his first cigarette of the pack is no different. People seem to create their own aesthetic so easily. For Lazaro, a lot of who he is and where he was from encompassed a lot of who he is. Living a high pace lifestyle and creating such a colorful bit of music, he channeled every bit of that into the small frames of what we shot. Not a single moment was staged.
Lazaro never stood still. Not even for five minutes. It wasn’t that he was camera shy or uncertain. It was simply the artist in him, thriving. The world around him was a mass of vibrant lights and seas of people… He seemed not concerned with any small bit of that but every piece of it as a whole.
That’s a wrap! Did you love this Mini Session?
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