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!by