We managed to beat jet lag by adapting to Spanish time - staying out till 2am, going to bed at 4, waking at up 3pm for a casual breakfast/lunch/dinner with the rest of the locals. This was our second time going to Primavera Sound and it did not disappoint. Christine and The Queens was a real highlight for me, along with seeing Janelle Monae, Robyn, and Solange all from the front row. CHAI, Charli XCX, Lucy Dacus, Snail Mail, Soccer Mommy, and Nilufer Yanya rounded out an amazing three days. We spent the rest of our time walking through the city, eating (churros there were a real game changer for me), and enjoying the beautiful architecture.
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Originally we planned on doing an eight-hour stopover in Copenhagen but the damn airline cancelled our flight a couple hours before we were supposed to board so we ended up booking a direct flight to Newark (bleh) for that night instead. Throughout the week we got tattoos, hung out in coffee shops, food crawled our way through midtown, ate a crazy amount of pizza, did a very touristy day with our brother that ended with us dancing our faces off at the Stonewall Inn, caught a couple drag shows, and meandered. A lot. Oh, and we saw three huge rats on the sidewalk.
When I first jumped on a call to discuss Bass Camp with the Red Bull team it felt like this was exactly what my photography career was building up to. You want me to be a fly on the wall at the gorgeous National Music Centre and document the country’s up and coming vocalists, DJs, producers, and beatmakers while they sat in on lectures held by amazing industry legends and collaborated in the studio? Hell yeah!
Bass Camp might’ve been the most stressful and intense weekend of shooting but man, it was so so fun. All the participants were so cool and it was always a treat to pop into a studio to hear what somebody was working on. I can’t wait to see where all these talented people go from here.