GoFundMe Looks To Help Develop Local Photographer's Classic Rock Photos

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A new GoFundMe is looking to help preserve the legacy and work of a local rock photographer.

Charles Daniels spent over 50 years of his life photographing some of the world's most popular rock artists and musicians. Daniels got the opportunity to tour with and photograph acts like Rod Stewert, The Faces, and even local rock legends Aerosmith.

"The best part about it was living it," Daniels said. "I tried to take a perspective that no one else could really take."

Daniels has over 2,500 rolls of undeveloped film from his time as a photographer, and GoFundMe wants to help fund the effort to process and scan all of the photos to help create an archive. The GoFundMe said several universities have reached out about setting up an archive. They also hope to create exhibitions of his work.

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"I got a pretty good stash of all this stuff," he said. "I can't always put my hands on it."

The recent push to digitize the photos came after Daniels was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndromes. While the writers of GoFundMe are optimistic about treatment, they wrote the recent diagnosis was a wake-up call to act as soon as possible. It's raised almost $11,000 of its $30,00 goal at the time of publication.

WBZ's Karyn Regal (@karynregal) reports.

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