My name is Steve Kaplan, I am a 26-year-old former DJ/Promoter turned Visual Artist and Event Guru currently based out of the East Coast. Prior to Coronavirus I was working as a freelance Production/Event Assistant for music festivals and events across the country. I was able to work across many different departments with companies such as Dirtybird, Insomniac, and Waakan. In addition to I started my own photo/video company “Kap Off Media” capturing all the amazing moments at events. One last little thing I am working on is a festival start-up Company called “Festiie”, which helps you find your friends and festivals and events where there is no phone service.
With the current situation I took my media experience and turned it virtual with Aftershock. I taught myself to VJ and began using these skills to create visuals for various DJs who apart of the Aftershock crew! This has led me to running all of Aftershock’s Live streams as well. Aftershock Fam holds a special place in my heart, and I am blessed to apart of it as I have zero idea of how I would have made it through the pandemic without my fam!
As someone who had dealt with mental health problems my whole life, it is a very important cause to me. To often people are afraid to get help or don’t know where to go and I am on mission to help change the stigma of mental health awareness!