Time has passed since the Freedom Festival, but it is never too late to share some great moments and re live the festival.
WARNING – there is nearly 200 photos, so before you decide to open the gallery and re live the festival, prepare a cup of tea and a bowl of biscuits.
I will keep the the reading to the minimum, so that you have the chance to indulge in the moments.
Massive thanks to Freedom Festival for trusting me with this big and important job, it was my honour to be the official photographer amongst great talent, such as Thomas Arran and Neil Holmes.
I was photographing the festival across three days – performances, music, theatre, people and moments.
My highlight was definitely Les Commandos Percu and Deabru Beltzak Danbor Talka: Clash of Drums on Friday night and Saturday daytime, when everyone embraced the rain and enjoyed the festival.
Looking back at the photographs, especially from the night time – the festival has been a learning curve and I have so much space where to develop.
I have recognised a strong Parr and Dench influence when I look at people and moments through the lens. I am drawn to human kind being awkward at times, honest, happy, beautiful, clumsy, innocent and guilty…I celebrate people.
The Freedom Festival this year has been incredible – it was distributed well across very significant and beautiful areas of Hull, it had wide range of art available to different kind of people and it was engaging.
I certainly feel like I was part of something really good, something that is so “Hull”.
I hope you enjoyed the festival and are ready for next year- 10th anniversary of Freedom Festival.
If you would like to enjoy festival from different points of view visit here:
Freedom Festival 2016 Highlights
Freedom Festival 2016 on Flickr
SO…Have you got the supplies ready?