Its that time of year again and the francisminien.com limited edition calender is out, if you have received a copy your a very lucky person. For those who don’t and are interested in picking up one please email me…
Also don’t forget your essential stocking filler Festival: A View from the Crowd, Visit Blurb.com to take a look at a preview and purchase the new book.
Festival: A View from the Crowd is an exploration of music festival life and the experience documented by myself, over the past two decades, since my first festival experience in 1993. The photographs are not moments in music that we typically see in the journalism of the music festival scene, they are candid shots of Festival life, the experience we all sign up for. There are photographs of people and still life in somewhat documentary style, often with abstract or juxtaposed points of view.
Why do we like music festivals? These photographs attempt to answer why, it's the atmosphere, it's the hedonism, it's the laughs, it's the music, it's the sense of community, it's the mud, its those fuzzy memories, the distant stage, it's the camping, it's the freedom to be whoever you want for a few crazy days.
The Festival is bigger than any of the bands, and it's the crowd that makes the festival.