Earlier in 2018 I wanted to put a small personal portrait project together that I could shoot to just push myself creatively and make some new work. I came up with something that I called the “Denim Project” where models could come to the studio with their favorite pieces of denim and I would photograph them on white with whatever they brought. Asaba was brought to me by Scout Models and he was my favorite subject in the project. He had such a laid back personality but when he was in front of the camera he embraced making interesting shapes with his body and he gave me a range of emotion. What he gave to the camera was a gift that any photographer is lucky enough to receive from a subject every so often. Here are my favorite images from the session.