THANK YOU to my high school class mates, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority sisters, my college friends who flew in from other states including Donna Marino, and Robin and David Shaffer, old co workers Matthew Worth, Keesha Patterson, Laura Kirkpatrick, Kathleen Tevlin and Anne Simon (Anne--PLEASE get in touch), Lori Smith and Stan Goldstein for all the hard work, Brad Pastrick and all the Springsteen people I have met over the past 32 years (and those I met for the first time), family and EVERY SINGLE one of you who came to the launch for my first book, "Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980-2012 Photographs" at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. In my wildest dreams, I would never have imagined it to be like it was. I honestly expected to sign a few books, mingle, and be asked to sign a few more here and there. But I NEVER imagined almost 4 solid hours of signing 725 books.
Hearing DJ Lee Mrowicki spin the tunes and seeing so many of the old faces from the 80s return-it was just so special.
As I said that day, this book is not only my tribute to Mr. Springsteen, but to every music fan that has ever stepped foot inside the Pony and the other clubs in Asbury and every musician...past, present and future, that plays in the city by the sea. I was there 6 nights a week in the 80s shooting every and any band that graced that stage, and I really learned photography there from shooting, shooting and shooting. The community is just wonderful.
If you were there and did not have time to get the book signed, all future book signings will be on my photo facebook page. Please bring your book or email me and we can arrange to try and meet somewhere.
The 2 women who were turned away at the end especially--PLEASE get in touch with me so we can meet and get your book signed.
Here are some photos for you all to enjoy: