"Skate or Die" was this self-taught little skater kid from Malibu's motto. But when Chapman first picked up a camera to shoot his surfer friends, photography became his new passion. After he moved to Hawaii at age 17, Chapman saw his first photos published by Surfing Magazine. After that, his photo subject matter took a turn. Never one to follow the rules, he snuck a camera into a 1991 Pearl Jam concert, which led him to start shooting live shows full time. Chapman moved back to Los Angeles, where he became a contributor to Rolling Stone's "Random Notes" section. In 1994, the members of Social Distortion took him under their wing and the rest is history.