I met Jason Holmes, AKA DJ Sizzle, a few months ago through some mutual friends. He's been making the rounds in Melbourne's club scene for years now, and is the personal Australian tour DJ for the likes of Seth Sentry, Mantra and Akil the MC of Jurassic 5, among others. Let's just say the guy's done pretty well for himself.
We started hanging out a lot back in July, and one day after we had gone for lunch I asked if I could take some photos of him, because I had my camera with me. We were standing on Napier Street, and when he mentioned that it's his favourite street in Fitzroy I decided it was the perfect location.
I was so happy with the results straight out of my camera. I was carrying only one lens with me that day, my beautifully soft 50mm f/1.4 lens, and the overcast day made for some great, even lighting. However, I'm a big fan of utilizing black and white for portraits of men, and when I showed him the two versions he decided he liked the black and white version better.
Here are two different versions of our favourite shot from the day. You can check DJ Sizzle out on Facebook, or catch him on the Vacation Tour with Seth Sentry all across Australia now through September 29th.