In May 2020, a close friend of mine passed. He was a recording artist that went by the name Ryan Raw and I was active in helping him pursue his career as his manager (one of Ryan's unreleased songs were used in my "Little Black Book Commercial" video project). We really had some great times; memories I will never forget. My favorite story is when we finessed our way into the New York office of Complex Magazine with no scheduled meeting; so much happened during that trip to New York. I miss him all the time. If you’ve lost someone, you understand how hard it can be for everyone who knew that person; friends, family, lovers. Raw really had a way of connecting with people, so he touched a lot of lives.

In honor of his life, I’ve spoken with his family and have chosen to commemorate him through my photography. Every year on Ryan’s birthday, February 13th, I offer a new set of three prints from shoots I’ve done with him. Every print is an open edition printed on Epson Hot Press Natural Paper at the sizes of 12x18 or 24x36 inches. Ryan lived with sickle cell disease, so in agreement with his family, we’ve decided to donate 50% of the profit from each print sold to the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California.

Ryan’s family has created Raw.ForeverMissed.com where you can share your stories about Raw and stay updated on any upcoming events.

Click this link to purchase prints.


Long Live RAW I


Epson Hot Press Natural Paper, 2016

Long Live RAW II


Epson Hot Press Natural Paper, 2016

Long Live RAW III


Epson Hot Press Natural Paper, 2016

Long Live RAW IV


Epson Hot Press Natural Paper, 2018

Long Live RAW V


Epson Hot Press Natural Paper, 2018

Long Live RAW VI


Epson Hot Press Natural Paper, 2018

Long Live RAW VII


Epson Hot Press Natural Paper, 2018

Long Live RAW VIII


Epson Hot Press Natural Paper, 2018

Long Live RAW IX


Epson Hot Press Natural Paper, 2018