Elijah aka Eli is my 15-year-old nephew who has made a few appearances on the blog in his younger days. Last month, he kindly volunteered his services as a model for a test shoot of mine. I needed to see what the light was going to look like at 11a for a shoot I had later in the week. So I took Eli to the local school hoops court where he claims to regularly dominate and shot a few pictures. The natural light wasn't great and of course it was sweltering but we had fun. Shout out to Wiz Khalifa for putting blonde streaks in the hair of Black male teens across America.