In addition to my Airwaves 2014 live coverage, I shot a short series of band portraits! It started with a simple the idea to photograph one band a day whenever I had time. One pink background, five days and 16 bands later, here are some of my favorites! Continue reading
I covered Reykjavík’s beloved annual music bash, Iceland Airwaves! Headliners The Flaming Lips, The Knife, Future Islands and The War on Drugs were all excellent. Plus awesome local bands like FM Belfast (pictured above) and Grísalappalísa totally blew me away. This was the fourth time that I’ve shot the festival, and although it’s always crazy, this was probably my busiest year yet.
It was my first time as a member of the official Airwaves photo team. It was a treat working with a bunch of other talented shooters and all the pros on Airwaves’ staff. I also shot a series of band portraits in the midst of my live coverage. And on top of that, I organized a music photography exhibition in conjunction with the festival called, “Look at the Light: Moments from Iceland Airwaves”. It’s a group exhibition that showcases some of the best concert imagery from Airwaves past. It was a ton of work to pull everything together, but it was really gratifying to make it happen. Without further ado, hit the jump to see some of my concert highlights! Continue reading →
ATP Iceland was back in 2014 even bigger and better than before. I wanted to try something different and challenging, so I decided to shoot a series of backstage band portraits. For some artists I had less than a minute to work with. For others, time was flexible and we tried a few different looks. I didn’t get everyone, but it still turned out pretty great. Hit the jump to see the full series! Continue reading →
The first annual Secret Solstice music festival in Reykjavík, Iceland promised 24 hours of sunlight and a stacked lineup with big international headliners like Massive Attack, Disclosure and Schoolboy Q. The rest of the lineup was very diverse and included tons of local talent too. I shot almost 50 bands over three days. Here are some of my personal highlights of the action! Continue reading →
Ragna Kjartansdóttir, aka CELL7, emerged on the scene in 1998 with the first Icelandic hip hop group Subterranean. After a long hiatus, she’s back in full force with her critically acclaimed solo debut, CellF. Her energetic gig at the new downtown venue Húrra featured sick beats, smooth rhymes and positive vibes all around. She also reunited the Subterranean crew for this one special evening! Continue reading →
Heavy metal rockers Skálmöld ripped through their album, Baldur, in its’ entirety at Borgarleikhusið. The album’s storyline draws from an epic saga about the Icelandic viking Baldur taking revenge on a demon-like creature for destroying his land and killing his family. This epic story was amplified by monster riffs and featured a killer stage production with huge lighting. It was definitely the most fun I’ve had shooting in a long time. Continue reading →
Björk, Patti Smith, Lykke Li and many more performed at Harpa to help raise awareness and funds to protect Icelandic nature. It was an incredible night and big success with more than 35 million ISK raised to support conservation efforts. Continue reading →