Morgantown, WV | Author Keegan Lester's book release at 123 Pleasant St. | WV Portrait Photographer

Poet Keegan Lester's book release for "this shouldn't be beautiful but it was & it was all i had so i drew it" at 123 Pleasant St. in Morgantown, W.Va. Lester is a good friend of mine and when asked to photograph his release I was more than willing. I spent some of my formal years shooting at 123 Pleasant St. and welcomed the idea of going back with a more developed style and, well, a few drinks. We also wanted to shoot a few portraits of him around town and at his grandmother's old home, where he spent many of his days on her brick porch listening to stories in Monongalia County.

These images are all shot on a Canon 5d MarkIV with either Canon 35mm f/1.4L or Sigma 85mm f1/4 ART. It was a fun evening with a lot of great artists.