The Tomato & UV Fights, The Temple, Glasto13

As you can imagine these events were super messy to have all your photographic equipment at! The tomato fight saw thousands of people taking no mercy on each other, photographers and TV crews! It lasted for 15 minutes, with dramatic classical music and an tense over excitable atmosphere like nothing else I have experienced. It kind of reminded me of the buzz of a kids party but with obscurity and age thrown in for a bit of mind bending anarchy! It took place in The Common’s Temple a grand atmospheric amphitheatre styled arena so there was safety for me, my camera and my assistant observing from the top step!

Later that night just after midnight the UV paint fight commenced and Rudimental performed their DJ set to a glowing powdery crowd! I didn’t shoot the actually explosion, only the aftermath as the dust damages photo lenses and sensors and as my camera was unscathed by tomatoes I thought I’d stay on that path!

If there is anyone you recognise in the crowd then do get in touch as images are available for release to those involved. They are well worth printing as the images remind me of ‘Where’s Wally’ illustrations, where there is something new to spot the longer you look!

The next set of images will feature people and perfomers, the last and final set until next year…. boo hooooo

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Glastonbury 2013, The Common Field, Setting up

Well WHERE DO I start? I am back in the studio today after shooting for a week at Glastonbury’s all night South East corner’s The Common field for their twitter and Facebook pages (managed by Telegraph Hill) for Producers Steve and Kerry! I have had hundreds of laughs, met hundreds of amazing workers, festival goers and celebs and now have hundreds of images to blog!

You may have seen my images released last week on The Common’s twitter or Facebook page links but there will be a full weeks story going up on my blog for the next few days into next week. Keep an eye out for Opening Nights, The Invisible Circus, Tomato Fight, UV Paint Fight and Rudimental!

Lets start with the setting up, I arrived Monday and began shooting the construction on Tuesday & Wednesday of the 6 venues in The Common, The Rum Shack, The Temple, The Cave, The Lost Picture Show, Copper Dollar and Los Artistas. It was amazing seeing how much organisation went into this huge project and so hopefully these behind the scenes shots will give you some idea of the work that goes into this monster event!

Glastonbury 2013 The Common setting up shots of The Temple & The Cave

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