Sonny has been an entertainer for years, he started his career as a pro wrestler and for the last few years has been acting. We hooked up via Craigslist, and we met downtown by the train station. Usually I like to shoot in a studio setting where I can control the light. Sonny wanted a bit of a grungy background, so we walked around, but as you can see we decided to shoot close and tight.
Sonny has been cast as a hispanic tough guy on a bunch of television shows, including one of fav's The Shield.
I did talk him into trying a more commercial look for a few, frames.
We went back to shooting for his badass type and nailed these last two.