I love/hate Coachella. I’m not shooting it this year because I’m busy getting reacquainted with Europe, but I’ll miss meeting all the lovely people, like this lot.
I love festival crowd shots. Firstly, I love weather, so having changing skies to shoot under all day makes me gleeful. And, dressed-up people who’ve looked forward to being there for ages, having the time of their lives, make for great portraits. Then there are the laden-down photographers, lugging heavy stuff all over fields in the pouring rain/boiling sun and running from stage to stage, giving themselves bruises from their 70-200mms smacking them on the hip with every step. It’s an ideal setting for shooting documentary-style portraits, which of course makes me fantastically happy.