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&& I also did promo sessions for 17 bands, 6 weddings, 25 portrait sessions, 7 events, and 63 recap videos.. Look at me go.

whats up I shot 170 shows (gonna be 174 by the end of the year) & around 300 artists this year (I gave up counting people at fests and stuff) & that's fucking nuts. thanks for letting that happen.

Let's shoot more in 2020??

At any point in your career as a photographer - what was the part you struggled with the most? The part you wish someone would have helped you through?