The purpose of the shoot: I've always wanted to shoot a basketball player in an interesting way using flash. At the time, local/national legend Zion Williamson ( @zionlw10 ) was living in Spartanburg, South Carolina and attending Spartanburg Day School. Before I would approach him to see if he would be interested in letting me shoot him I needed to do some test shooting. I reached out to a good friend of mine to see if he would be willing to be the test subject for the shoot. Thankfully he agreed and we were able to test lighting and positioning. After I had what I needed, I reached out to Zion via Twitter. A few weeks went by and I heard nothing back.. I had a friend who knew someone who had his number and asked if he would share the tweet with him. Unfortunately, he was very busy with training and preparing to head off to Duke University. Needless to say, I still had a great time shooting and planning these images and I learned a lot from it.