Photographing Defqon.1 in Sydney’s always been a fun and challenging gig, expectations are high and there’s a lot to go on making it hard to capture moments that stand out. Here’s a small collection of shots which I think demonstrate the atmosphere from the day. Still getting a full album ready to upload onto my photography page.
It’s the 5th iteration of the biggest hard dance and hard style music festival in Australia and this year I’m back to doing some photography for Q dance. Just sharing a couple of short videos I took while navigating around, nothing fancy but it shows you what the event was like.
September means that time of the year again, you all know it. Defqon.1! Was photographing the event again this year and it never ceases to impress. The quality and effort which is put into this even is simply stunning and from this point of view, one of Australia’s best festivals.
I don’t think I’m the happiest with my photos this year, for some reason felt like I was lacking a direction or purpose with these photos. Felt like I wasn’t too sure what I should be aiming for, but it’s all part of the process. Definitely with next year will have a bit of a think of what the aim is for the day and execute.
Anyway less babbling, the day itself?! Fabulous, the weather was great and the sun was out to play. Unfortunately for us photographers, we’re stuck with a black shirt, pretty cool shirt, but I don’t have a pic of the front to show you, it’s got this year’s stage in a wireframe at the front, very cool.
Note to self, get some bigger arms for next year, would make a photo like this much better. Like usual with defqon, it’s pretty big with a whole heap of stages available to suit everyone’s taste in hard electronic music.
The blue stage had a interesting setup but it’s a shame that it was along a dusty patch and there was dust being kicked up everywhere! Not a good feeling after you’ve been sweating it out from fist pumping all day. The white car bonnets acting as a pseudo projector screen, very cool idea.
Black stage was a real pain in the ass and it was more like a red stage, inside red lights simply flooded the stage making it next to impossible to get a decent photo. Although as night fell, the lasers in here were simply spectacular, very bright and very vivid.
The rest you can check out in the rest of the photos, but there’s no way I’d be neglecting the red stage, simply massive and definitely a work of art.
Looks much better at night.
For the rest of the gallery, click this epic photo below.