I met Suraj during our freshman year. He lived in the only 4-person dorm on the first floor and we quickly connected because of our close hometowns. His easy-going nature keeps him afloat and having fun. Most of us simply call him "Raj."
Raj and I started running into each other during our senior year, after 3 years of individual path-chasing. Starbucks became the weekly setting of our random and spontaneous encounters; he always greets me with a smile, one that animates his entire face.
Don't be fooled: Raj might look like an off-hand, cool greaser in these photos, but he's silly and kind-hearted underneath. He doesn't take himself too seriously and cares deeply about his family. Model on the outside, adorable on the inside.
Below, a few more images from this shoot. During post, I focused on texture and played with its relationship to color.