After Hurricane Sandy hit the area, I wanted to help out in some way. I thought it would be great if I could get prints signed from bands & artists I’ve photographed over the years, auctioned off those prints, and then donate 100 percent of the proceeds to American Red Cross or another charity for the hurricane relief. Well that’s exactly what I’m going to do! After seeing all the destruction that happened on Staten Island, Rockaway, and NJ Shore, I just wanted to do something to help. Personally, it was certainly sad to see Long Beach Island get hit hard by the “superstorm.” It felt like my childhood washing away in a way.
I have been waiting to see the Descendents for at least 15 years now. I almost got the chance to when they played the Warped Tour ’97 in Asbury Park but then couldn’t get to the stage in time for their set since things were setup so poorly at Beirut, I mean Asbury Park. So I finally got the chance to see The Descendents and it was great! Of course the night had to be filled with unnecessary drama from not getting a photo pass. But thankfully Chris Roque came to the rescue and gave me a pass to shoot the Descendents!!