Late in September Alternative Press announced a contest via TalentHouse where the winning few would get a chance to photograph the tours stop in their local venue. Never one to pass up an opportunity, I went ahead and submitted my submission into the contest. It was a photograph of Craig Owens I'd taken a year before during AP's Spring Tour. Going into the contest I didn't think I'd have too big of a chance of winning, I mean how many other people have the same ambition as me to photograph their favorite artist? Tons.
To my surprise when the winners reveal was announced, I'd secured the spot for the Charlotte, NC stop on the AP Fall Tour. This all goes to show how a little perseverance and help from friends and family you can make your first step into doing what you love to do.