Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 Live Photos

Photos of FM Belfast performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

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!

Photos of The Flaming Lips performing live at Vodafonehöllin during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Vök performing live at Gamla Bíó during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Júníus Meyvant performing live at Gamla Bíó during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Kippi Kaninus performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Kippi Kaninus performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Ásgeir performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Ásgeir performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Lay Low performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Kaleo performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Kaleo performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Vío performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 6, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Geislar performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 6, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Geislar performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 6, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Alice Bowman performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 6, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Phox performing live at Reykjavik Art Museum during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 6, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Megas and Grísalappalísa performing live at Gamla Bíó during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 6, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Megas and Grísalappalísa performing live at Gamla Bíó during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 6, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of La Femme performing live at Harpa during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 6, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of La Femme performing live at Harpa during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 6, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Árstí?ir performing live at Harpa during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 6, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Árstí?ir performing live at Harpa during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 6, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Ylja performing live at Reykjavik Art Museum during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Döpur performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Döpur performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Mugison performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Mugison performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Anna Calvi performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Anna Calvi performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Ibibio Sound Machine performing live at Reykjavik Art Museum during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Ibibio Sound Machine performing live at Reykjavik Art Museum during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Adult Jazz performing live at Gamla Bíó during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of FM Belfast performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of FM Belfast performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Samaris performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 8, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Vorhees performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 8, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of The Knife performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 8, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of The Knife performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 8, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of The Knife performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 8, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Future Islands performing live at Reykjavik Art Museum during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 8, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Future Islands performing live at Reykjavik Art Museum during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 8, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Byrta performing live at Húrra during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 8, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Unknown Mortal Orchestra performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 8, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of Unknown Mortal Orchestra performing live at Harpa Concert Hall during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 8, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of The War on Drugs performing live at Vodafonehöllin during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of The War on Drugs performing live at Vodafonehöllin during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of The Flaming Lips performing live at Vodafonehöllin during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of The Flaming Lips performing live at Vodafonehöllin during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Photos of The Flaming Lips performing live at Vodafonehöllin during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

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