In 2013 I shot SXSW and CMJ festivals for Time Out New York magazine (SXSW coverage here, CMJ here). It's fun to see which artists who are breaking around March end up in the spotlight later on during the year. Festivals take a lot of stamina (comfy shoes are a must!) but they are pretty much dream gigs for music-loving photographers IMO. Here are some of my favorite shots of the acts I caught this year.
SXSW (in order pictured): St Lucia, DIIV, Icona Pop, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Neighbourhood, Charlie XCX, Autre Ne Veut, Foxygen, Flatbush Zombies, Solange, Kendrick Lamar, Gold Gang, Sky Ferreira, Marnie Stern, Elle King, Walk Off the Earth, The Specials, Lissie, Black Lips, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend
CMJ (in order pictured): Lucius, Kirin J Callinan, Wild Yaks, Empress Of, Miniboone, Res, Smif-n-Wessun, Black Moon, Talib Kweli, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Head and the Heart, Pelican, Joanna Gruesome, Speedy Ortiz, Father John Misty, Kate Berlant, Haerts