I recently caught up with DJ Rose, an old friend and one of the owners of Syracuse’s Halo Tattoos (and one of the creative forces driving the Path of Resistance, a now legendary hardcore group), for a portrait sitting and a long overdue conversation about life, marriage, fatherhood, and a million other topics ranging from the trivial and outrageous to the serious and heartbreaking. Collaborating with DJ was a treat and I look forward to handing him a boxed set of prints the next time that I see him.
DJ is an artist, businessman, and, perhaps most importantly, a proud family man – I loved hearing him talk about all of his kids and wife and how they are all incredible and unique in their own ways. The most important thing in my life is my family, and I know that the same rings true for him.
It’s been a hell of a long time since we had a chance to visit like this, and I can’t thank him enough for his time and for trusting me with his portrait. Thanks, DxJx – I appreciate it.