.........Welcome to the third part of my journey. It had been some time since part two, and I apologize about that. N&D Images ended up having a wild summer of concert shoots (more about that to come).
So now with my first major concert shoot under my belt, I had to plan my next move..........Networking! How do I gain exposure? How do I get myself and my work to as many people as I can? I need to network. Well this was not an issue. I continued to stay in contact with the musicians that I had been meeting and starting to work with and they would introduce me to others who would introduce me to other...........and so on. It was just a huge snowball effect.
Now that I had begun to meet other musicians and artists, they would have me come out and photograph their shows when they came to New England. Each show that I did, I would meet another artist, tour manager, roadie........etc. I have had the chance to meet and work with some of the nicest people you could ever meet. I have so many people to thank for getting me to where I am today.
By networking, I met an artist by the name of JT Hodges. At the time he was on the road with Toby Keith and Eric Church. I would keep in touch with JT and his management and within the first two years of shooting concerts, ShowDog Universal Records would purchase one of my images of JT for his upcoming debut album. The record label had not told me where they would be using the image in the album. So it was much to my surprise the day the album came out and I opened it................My image was the centerfold photo!!!!!
Since then, I have worked with many local and national acts and have had my work used by companies such as GHS Strings, Organic Custom Drums and Legacy Percussion Gear. I also did a photo shoot for Fender Guitars and for the summer of 2013, I became a house photographer at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford New Hampshire.