The manipulation of the celluloid’s sensitive emulsion coloured the viewers, the musicians, and the atmosphere of the festival.
Venusplutón!, a webpage that, among other things, chooses the best indie national music videos, asked me to make a photographic documentary of the Primavera Sound festival.
The order was clear and direct. They told me something like ‘take as many pictures as you want to, and take them your way, so they represent the essence of the festival’. They already knew how I photographed concerts thanks to the webpage Analogue concerts.
So with all this freedom, the only thing I had to do was relax and have a great time!
If there’s anything that catches my eye – and a festival is the perfect place for it – is to take pictures of people, their emotions and their movements. So I divided my work into two parts, one about people and the atmosphere, and another one focused on musicians.
The thing about taking pictures of musicians is having to deal with super professional photographers. I did what I could, and I was a bit impressed with all these big digital cameras and huge lenses.
Finally, the photographs pictured a mixture of a cheerful atmosphere and alternative as well as indie music.