Hello Pilton! Another year, another job, doing stills photography for the official Glastonbury Website, and I loved every minute of it! A bit different this year though mind you, decided to get my friend a backstage ticket to come along with me (6 years I have been at the festival on my own) and I was lucky enough to get one for him. Great camping, great music, great friend and a brilliant time.
My biggest problem with the festival is the same every year, it gets a bit much for you sometimes, when you have been out all night and day working / playing / drinking you need a respite and if your out with everyone it’s hard to find a place to relax, at least with a hospitality ticket you can retreat to a nice bar, have a cider and enjoy the sunshine.
The weather was great, the music was fantastic (especially Pendulum on the Other stage), all the installation were as funky and fresh as they were last year, especially Shangra La, what a place – I was thinking they should turn it into its own festival but we all remember what happened to Lost Vagueness ;)
Most of my photos made it onto the site with my own captions, it was fun and I got a lot of use out of the new D40 – thank god! All of my ‘good’ photos are available on my flickr page.