Øyafestivalen 2018

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My pictures from the 2018 edition of the Norwegian festival Øyafestivalen. While it is always nice to visit my neighborhood festival, more and more artists have bans professional photographers or hand out terrible photo contracts, that I will characterize as unsignable.

This year we were not allowed to shoot Arctic Monkeys and Kendrick Lamar, for instance (artists I have photographed in the past at festivals like Roskilde and Øya without any problems).

I will probably not be working as a photographer at festivals after this season, as I am really tired of carrying heavy equipment and not being able to work with (most of) the festival headliners. A sad development for concert photography indeed.

Solange

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Friday night and Solange in town. Last year's «A Seat At The Table» was one of the best records of 2016 and her concert at the small festival Piknik I Parken in Oslo was really something.

More photos at GAFFA.no.

Øyafestivalen 2016

This week I worked at Øyafestivalen in Oslo. As always a great festival, and the musical highlights for me was definitely M83 on Wednesday and New Order on Friday. PJ Harvey, Jamie XX, Christine & The Queens, Kaytranada, AURORA, Thundercat and CHVRCHES were also pretty good.

Check out a few photos from the festival here:

More photos from Øyafestivalen can be seen at GAFFA.no - I worked alongside fellow photographers Ane Østnes and Stian Schløsser Møller at this edition of the festival. Great fun!