Portraits of Prince Matthews

“Thaprince” Matthews is an aspiring model, actor and rapper out of Long Beach, California. He found me on a model/photographer website and reached out to me to do a shoot.

After a few text messages back and forth, we decided on a date, time and location in Long Beach.

When I met with Prince, we hit it off right away. He’s an extremely friendly guy with a great personality. Prince brought his mom along who is a photographer and wanted to shoot some behind the scenes photos. I was taking portraits of Prince and she was taking photos of both of us. It was a lot of fun.

During our time together we really got to know each other. We talked about his music, how he got his name, and about Long Beach. Prince told me he lived a few streets away from me. How random is that?!

Prince and I exchanged Instagram and Facebook accounts and  went on our way. During my drive home, Prince and his mom were driving right in front of me until I turned down my street. I’m sure I’ll see him around Long Beach, and we’ll definitely be shooting again together!