Music Portfolio - Miikka Skaffari Music Photography

Empire of the Sun

8/12/2017, Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco

I was lucky enough to be called again to shoot Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate park in San Francisco. Being a house photographer allows us some more access to the performances than we usually get. You get to stay longer in the photo pit and with some performances, you get to shoot from the stage also. This allows you to get more angles to the show and you get to capture moments that other photographers don't necessarily get to shoot.

Working on a festival is physically demanding. During the 3 day festival, I walked more than 30 miles over more than 25 hours. The good part of this festival is that I get to go home every night and since I was shooting for the festival, we had editors on site and I didn't have to stay up all night to edit and submit my photos.