I was invited back as a festival photographer to document We Are FSTVL, an electronic dance music festival held in Upminster, Essex. This was the second year of the festival and is now a 2 day event. As an official festival photographer my job is to document the atmosphere, emotion, colour and of course all the fun, with an emphasis on the production and artists that perform.

This years event was particularly special and happy to report 95% dry! The main stage closing on both nights were truly epic, spectacular pyrotechnics, lasers and fireworks shows. I really do love festival photography, it’s hard work and long hours but a pleasure to photograph.

Here is just a short photo story from the many thousands of photos taken over the 2 days coverage:

We Are FSTVL music event photography highlights

Festival photography from day 1:

We Are FSTVL festival photography We Are FSTVL 2014 photos Documentary photography events Rob Da Bank at We Are FSTVL Documentary photographer events Festival photography Festival entertainment acts UK festival photographers Event photojournalism We Are Defected tent at We Are FSTVL Festival photographers UK Festival production photography Main stage We Are FSTVL Festival goers main stage Mexican band festival photography Documentary photography festivals UK music festivals Photography of UK dance music festivals Essex music festivals Festival fashion Fun festival photography Disclosure at We Are FSTVL Wide crowd photo festivals Creative reportage photography Photography of festivals Festival fashions Portraits of festival goers Festival fashions 2014 Nick Curly Defected In the house tent VIP area at We Are FSTVL The Martinez Brothers main stage We Are FSTVL Festival photography reportage portraits Anabel Englund at festival Anabel Englund performing live at festival Festival crowd going wild Event photography festivals Marc “MK” Kinchen artist producer DJ Anabel Englund live Hands in the air festival crowd photograph Festival photography Anabel Englund performing Reportage photographers events Festival photographers documentary photography MK and Anabel Englund at festival MK Anabel Englund live at festival We Are FSTVL portraits of punters Creative events photographer Maya Jane Coles DJ MAYA JANE COLES at We Are FSTVL Main stage production flames Artistic artists photography Sunset over UK music festival VIP area We Are FSTVL Richie Hawtin main stage at We Are FSTVL Richie Hawtin performing at festival Richie Hawtin pyrotechnics festival photography Pyrotechnics and fireworks music festival photography Nighttime festival photography

Festival photography from day 2:

Day 2 of We Are Festival Photography of UK music festival We Are FSTVL production photography Production photography Festival goers portraits reportage photos Cocoon stage Ricardo Villalobos Festival punters dancing Documentary photography festivals UK Youth culture photography Creative photojournalism festival photography Amine Edge & DANCE Sven Vath Sven Vath at music festival Dancers on Cocoon stage Festival people photography Reportage photography people at festivals Sven Vath at We Are FSTVL 2014 Reportage photography candid portraits Candid portraits at music festival Photojournalism events Photojournalist music events GIrls on shoulders festival photography Hands in air crowd photo festival Festival photography crowds hands in air Girls on shoulders sunny day at festival Crowd photo from main stage at festival Festival production photography streamers Production photography streamers at festival Streamers set off from main stage at festival Annie Mac Main stage Annie Mac at festival Main stage Annie Mac DJ Sunset photography over music festival Annie Mac sunset over festival DJ Annie Mac portraits festival photography DJ Andy C at music festival Wide angle crowd photo festival photography Low light festival photography Fatboy Slim Fatboy Slim at music festival Creative photography festival production Best event photographers UK Ultra wide angle crowd photo festival Festival photography Fatboy Slim live Main stage festival photography Production lasers pyrotechnics photography Music events photography Festival photography crowd flames Fatboy Slim at We Are FSTVL DJ Fatboy Slim live Fatboy Slim festival photos Photojournalist events festivals Artistic festival photography Fireworks lasers streamers festival photography Festival photographers Photography of festival production at atmosphere

Documentary and creative festival photography by international event photographer and photojournalist Paul Underhill

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