Soon after that, I ended up getting a contributor contract with Getty images through photographer Thorsten Overgaard. I started shooting a lot of music shows and that’s what made me realize I didn’t want to shoot music for a living.
In the press pit; you realize that the odds are against you to do something unique, and you realize the odds that making good money from it are minute.
I was starting to get more assignments through Getty and pushed my editor to be able to photograph more portraits. I ended up getting reportage assignments and was also able to take portraits at the same time. This eventually led me to photograph clients like Architect Zaha Hadid, Swarkowski, and Adidas amongst others.
I was always just drawn to portraits and my personality really lent myself well to capturing them. I was also assisting on the side, and that was a huge part of learning about the photo industry and lighting. Between photographing, assisting, learning lighting, and building relationships with other photographers in the industry; I grew the most.