Hard Lessons Learned as a Tour Photographer

In any industry, but especially in entertainment, there’s an unspoken rule that wanting something doesn’t necessarily mean you’re ready for it. When I first got the call to join Atlanta rapper Deante Hitchcock on the road in the fall of 2019, I was coming off of a successful summer. I had been shooting LVRN events for 6LACK and Summer Walker; I spent a week capturing Usher’s 20th anniversary for Usher’s New Look; I shot Childish Major’s Humility City Cookout and even landed my first opportunity shooting behind the scenes for a pilot series on BET. It was safe to say my hard work was paying off. Anyway, I got the Deante call, and it was one I had been anticipating for years. I was ready. Or, at least, that’s what I thought…

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