This is Luke Hicks. A friend of mine connected me with him so we could get him some pictures to promote his music. He's a cool, chill dude with a wonderfully dry sense of humor. Check out his music here.
It is a nice change to shoot portraits of people I do not know very well. With friends, you can give them any sort of gift or talent and they will be happy (lets face it, they are just nice people). (**Disclaimer: this doesn't mean you should give them just anything. ) Shooting new faces always seems like it is going to be a challenge, but then it ends up being awesome. Moral of the story...doing things you haven't done before is *almost* always refreshing.