Imagine this, you are one of Miami’s hottest DJ, booking gigs at the likes of LIV, Miami Broward Carnival and Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival. Life is great! Unbeknownst to you, your last gig would be alongside the official DJ of the Miami Heat, DJ Irie and the City of Miami Beach for what would have been a Spring Break concert series for the history books. Then, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, your entire world shuts down. Restaurants and bars close, hotels and night clubs lock their doors. Enter the era of Covid-19. This is the story of Rahsaan "Fly Guy" Alexander. Having amassed a 10-year career as the “high energy" Rahsaan made a name for himself in the South Florida entertainment industry.
With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Rahsaan’s career had taken a devastating blow. As we closed out the first month of quarantine, a scary reality began to set in; he may never return to DJ in the beloved clubs and bars on Miami Beach. Depression and anxiety were only two of many different emotions that affected the mental health and stability of Rahsaan. He knew that he would need to pivot, but challenges presented themselves at every turn and he questioned whether he would be able to continue to provide the soundtrack of the iconic Miami nightlife.
In a moment of solitude and deep inflection, Rahsaan made a decision that would ultimately change the course of the remainder of his year. He charged himself with the task of reigniting the zest and enthusiasm he once had for an old love of his, photography. In this same moment another clear and finite decision was made. He would need to take the money he had saved and invest it in redeveloping and refining his once suppressed passion for this creative art form.
This pivotal moment quickly went from taking photos for leisure to intentionally capturing moments in time within the city he calls home, Miami. To further his new passion project, Rahsaan has now decided to debut his photojournalist artwork at an exhibition event in December 2020.
He is asking for your financial assistance to make this piece of his dream come true.