Glastonbury Festival 2013, Festival Heads
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Arts to give it its full title could not be a better place to begin Exposure 47’s first collaborative Place in a Day project. This most famous (or infamous!) event is a truly 24 hours a day experience where you can find everything you could expect and many things undreamt of. Ian Mason and Steve Welsh investigated the possibilities to capture the atmosphere, characters and scenes that make the Festival so unique. From dawn to dusk and beyond photo opportunities abound and were exploited through arrange of photographic mediums from pinhole, iPhone-ography to black and white and colour film. Late hours bring the biggest challenges, working with vague and unquantifiable light in the Areas and at the amazing Arcadia machine. While Welsh opted to follow several set themes, check out the Festival Heads, Mason took the ‘see what occurs’ approach. A selection images from these portfolios are now being edited into book form to be published later this year.