Though he graduated from BYU with a Bachelor’s degree in English, Brent Rowland has been shooting photos for over a decade, learning the trade from his father in a darkroom out of their garage. About six months ago, Rowland dove head-first into his longtime dream of becoming a freelance photographer. Fortunately, he decided to flex his talented trigger muscles via SLUG, becomng one of our go-to photographers from everything to artist portraits to concert photo galleries. Though he’s been on the SLUG staff for less than a year, he’s been killing it with every assignment he’s given, which is why the decision to give him a cover shoot was a no-brainer. Aside from being a loyal SLUG contributor, Rowland’s currently working on a number of personal photo-essays, and is the cinematographer for the local, independent feature-film, Alienate. Check out more of his work at brentrowland.com.