** ****A:** Before I became a professional, I would take my camera to shows and shoot them. It was always small clubs—I had the run of the place, and nobody gave me a problem. Of course, I never got paid for it, but you have to build a portfolio. I made promo cards, sent them to music magazines, and eventually got my first job shooting Me First and the Gimme Gimmes for Alternative Press. Then I got my big break, a job with Kerrang! magazine in London. I shot a feature on the band Jet, and the magazine’s been a client for the past seven years or so.