When Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, died last weekend, the memories and testimonials that followed uniformly stressed what a nice guy the superstar DJ was. That's an easy thing to say. Much more convincing, however, are these images, taken by AM's longtime friend Mark “Cobrasnake” Hunter, who documented the DJ's rise in Los Angeles.

We've got a whole host of photos that highlight the backstage scenes of AM in his element: behind the decks with friends and colleagues (including Steve Aoki and Samantha Ronson).

DJ AM, Samantha Ronson, Steve Aoki; Credit: Mark "Cobrasnake" Hunter

DJ AM, Samantha Ronson, Steve Aoki; Credit: Mark “Cobrasnake” Hunter

Check out the entire slide show here.