“I shot this photo of Gerard backstage at Adelaide Big Day Out 2007. It was more of a mindless response than a moment of inspiration. Gerard always writes a word on his inner arm before each show. The word is what he intuitively feels the energy of the show needs, maybe for the good of his audience. I think he sensed that the show could get out of hand, it was hot, really hot, and a bit of care was needed from above. As a photographer, he’s one of the best I’ve ever photographed - no fuss and welcoming.” - Sophie Howarth
Unleash the fuckin bats
“To those who’ve tried to belong, and just didn’t fit in, you are loved. To those who’ve tried to stand out and be heard, you’re admired. To those who’ve tried to be themselves, only to be shut down, you are supported. To those who’ve tried to kill themselves because life’s unfair… you’re not alone. Love your friends, love your enemies because, in the end, they’ll all be kissing your ass when you make it.”
Happy 37th Birthday, Gerard Way!!