How did you and Darryl meet?
Surprisingly, we met through Twitter in 2009 and then met in person the year after. I’m very thankful to have met him.
What made you interested in photography?
I think my interest in photography was curbed when I started picking up magazines and photo books at an early age. I used to collect magazines like 3-2-1 Contact, Teen People, Blaze (defunct), and Vibe, as well as older fashion books that my mother had while she studying fashion design, around the age of 11. I wasn’t always interested in the articles, the interviews, the design layout, but rather the photos. The more I started collecting magazines as I got older, the more I realized that I should pick up a camera and start taking pictures as a hobby.
What does “Rhedeont” stand for?
It’s a variation of the word “radiant”involving our middle names. I came up with it.
What’s your favorite photo that you’ve taken?
I actually have two: The first photo that comes to mind is one I took of a sign that says “no pictures” on a mirror in New Orleans. Hey, art is meant to be ambitious, right? Second is a photo that I took during a Yankees game. It was with a black and white disposable camera. I really liked the way it turned out.
If you had to pick a dream city to live in, what would it be?
I would say New Orleans. The first time I arrived in New Orleans, I immediately fell in love with it. A note to aspiring photographers who haven’t been there before: It’s a very photogenic city.