I was contacted by a publicist from Miami and asked to photograph an up and coming artist. I went to the show and found out that he is from my hometown of Parma, Ohio. SJ has been compared to Jack Johnson, Joshua Radin, and a few others, but he has his own soulful style! It was an intimate setting of friends, family, and fans that gathered on the night before he kicked off his tour across the states! I really enjoyed his music, and how he captivated the crowd. He will go far, and I am thankful that I was asked to come and do something I love to do, as well as hear and experience a new artist on the horizon. I chose to do these in black in white because the lighting of the venue was not that great , and because I think it shows the intimate atmosphere.