Primavera Sound is one of my favorite festival to attend. This year, with their New Normal Line Up, they offered a 50/50 gender balanced Line-Up. A huge step for the industry where diversity isn’t so well represented. Click the image below for some photos of the event.
Back from Tour, I got commissionned to photograph Belle & Sebastian & LCD Soundsystem shows at the Galvanizer Yards in Glasgow for DF concerts. Here is a sneak peek preview with more photos to follow ! Sylvan Esso, Young Fathers and Lylo also played with them.
I was the official photographer of 2017 Pointu Festival. Really glad to see such a good line up so close to my hometown. It was the 3rd edition and it's entirely free !
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My fourth time at Benicassim this year. Find below some of my favorite images.
I had a very busy summer which explains the lack of Updates on the website. I'll try to put a few more galleries up on the Blog soon to keep the site lively...
There you go, my last European Festival of the season : Bestival.
In April, I have covered Coachella Festival for Line of Best Fit and for Hunger Online.
I have put a selection of my favorite images here. It was great to be there again and see so many talented performers. My highlights were definitely FKA Twigs and Florence and the Machine shows.
I also took some portraits of Mac DeMarco, Stromae, Toro Y Moi ...
Since my last updates, my websites have been hacked. You could visit a Russian website by clicking my name on google and it resulted on me having to pay a webmaster and new host to get rid of it. I wasn't really ready for the expenditure but anyway, it's getting back to normal slowly but surely... Last weekend, I've also covered the Hop Farm Festival for the Line of Best Fit. I think I have not been treated so well at any other festival before. Nice press people, food, drinks... I particularly enjoyed watching Slow Club and of course Patti Smith (despite her spitting a lot on stage and me making sure that I wasn't on the way...). Patrick Wolf also played violin with her...
I also shot Garbage at Brixton Academy on sunday evening...
And if you bought the Guitarist Magazine from last month, there is one of my picture from the Cure New York Reflection show on it.
Primavera is always a bit of a challenge as there is about 200 photographers to share the pits with... Here are my pros and cons of this year festival.+ Sun + Seeing the Cure + Shooting Portraits of Josh T Pearson - one of the greatest beard around + Richard Hawley + Goat cheese salad
- The storm on the last day and no tent to put us in - Shooting the Cure (the worse pictures of my Cure history - I will blame the high stage and the other 200 photographers)... - Waking up after three hours sleep - Not understanding anything - Too many point and shoot
One of the good things is that I met Josh T Pearson who accepted to do a portrait session. However I had to wake up after only three hours sleep to do the shoot at the hotel. I waited patiently half asleep for him and his Manager to arrive, behind Marianne Faithful... I would have love to bump into Warren Ellis who played the Festival with the Dirty Three but unfortunately it didn't happen !
Since I have been back from Primavera, I have only shot one gig : Jack White at Brixton !