I'm a 3rd generation Californian, raised in the suburbs 30 miles east of Los Angeles. I started attending concerts in the mid-sixties and was drawn to the Sunset Strip concert scene in 1978. That was when I first decided to bring a camera to a show. I had found a 35MM Yashika "Rangefinder" laying around in the factory where I worked and took it when no one was looking! Later, a TV news report drew me to a few shows at Madame Wong's in Chinatown; when the Hong Kong Cafe started having bands play there I never looked back. I made the distinction early on between Punk and New Wave. I liked Punk; everything about it was intriguing. Soon afterwards I was at virtually every Punk show from L.A. to Orange County to San Bernardino. During the early days, I made many friends in the Punk scene, including my friend, Keith Morris. I've never advertised, never had a public phone number, never asked for work and I used a funeral sympathy card as my "business card."
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