Two months ago a beloved friend passed away in a freak car accident in Thailand. He was on an 8 gig DJ tour when on the first night, his Taxi stalled in the middle of the freeway and he and his fiance were hit from behind.
When I heard the news about Solomon’s passing, I was in shock. It was hard to come to terms that the strong, young, uber-talented, and athletic guy I knew could no longer be with us. Over the next few weeks, I went through the stages of denial, depression, and am slowly working my way towards acceptance. Through this process I have been reminded the power of photography and remembrance. The images that people have shared since his passing and reliving a few of my own, I am constantly reminded of his brilliant smile and incredible spirit.
Solomon was one of the most beautiful souls I have had the privilege to know. I’ve always described him as the 1 degree that separates me and so many of my friends. He and his fiance, Nicole, were planning an intimate Hawaii wedding and they kindly asked myself and my friend Colin to photograph it. I was so honored that they asked me to be a part of their wedding day and was looking forward to spending some quality time with them and my fiance in such idyllic surroundings.