It all started with my friend Kyle Shackleton. He is the Mid-Atlantic North Area Manager at La Flor Dominicana. My goal was to get Kyle in a natural setting so he brought me to Senor Juans and introduced me to Nick. Nick has made the atmosphere comfortable, inviting and sophisticated and a perfect match for my environmental portrait of Kyle.
The first day I went in was a treat! A man was hand rolling cigars! The second shoot day I spent lighting up his cherry wood humidor and glancing inside scoop to a member. I took the time to light the glass bottles and the cabinet itself. The challenge came to the reflection I was balancing out on the surface of the cabinet. After I sorted that out it was all about giving some love to the glass bottle of Tall Ship Malaga Islands Barrel Aged Rum.
Here are my fav shots from both shoots. Check out Senor Juans in Belmar, NJ for a fine smoke with some good stories.