Blessed are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the Peacemakers is a series documenting the OC hardcore punk scene.  I began shooting this scene in 2006 when I saw Tipper's Gore for the 1st time.  I was immediately drawn to this group of people because we all shared a love for all the '80's hardcore bands and these bands were pretty much recreating that scene and making it their own.  Their DIY mentality was refreshing and to be around people who played music because they wanted to have fun is always a good thing.  These kids made everything happen.  They put together shows, tours, put out records, made t-shirts, started record labels...  It's was a big middle-finger salute to the music industry and I loved it.  Hope you enjoy the world that these kids created.  I did.
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