Tiny Tip (yes, that's his name) is a hip-hop aficionado that I actually ran into on a previous shoot. He lives on the other side of the city from me, but some irrational part of my brain said, sure, a photoshoot at 7am on the other side of town sounds great!
He's not a professional model, but he did want some Instagram worthy pics to step up his aesthetic game. We chose to shoot down by the river in the vain hope that it would be cooler than 100 degrees, but there was no saving ourselves from the weather that day.
We eventually wandered away from the river and up towards this cool traditional style Korean park in the middle of the business district. I'd like to go back there and shoot again, but not until I can 100% guarantee that the weather won't get above 75 degrees.