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Portraits: Reykjavík Folk Festival 2014

Portrait of Icelandic band Hymnalaya taken during Reykjavík Folk Festival 2014 at KEX Hostel in Reykjavík, Iceland. March 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

I shot a personal project at Reykjavík Folk Festival 2014. I wanted to challenge myself to create a portrait series using a vintage camera format—a 1940s Graflex Speed Graphic 4×5. I integrated Fuji instant film and modern Speedlite flashes into my setup. Everything was done in-camera. Hit the jump to view the series plus extra images and notes about my process. Continue reading

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Photo Highlights: Sónar Reykjavík Music Festival 2014

Photos of the Icelandic band FM Belfast performing live during Sónar Reykjavík music festival at Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík, Iceland. February 15, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

Sónar Reykjavík was back in 2014, again held in the majestic Harpa concert hall. The festival featured an eclectic line-up ranging from electronica, hip hop, indie rock and more. Headliners GusGus, Jon Hopkins and Major Lazer all gave standout performances, but there was tons of other excellent acts. Here are some highlights of all the action! Continue reading

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Agent Fresco – Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2013

Photos of the Icelandic band Agent Fresco performing live at Harpa during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 1, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved (Matthew Eisman/Photo by Matthew Eisman)

You may have noticed that I’ve given the blog a refresh plus I’ve launched a new portfolio site. Due to these updates, and general busyness, I sort of forgot to post sets from Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2013. But I figure it’s better late than never to share at least one of my favorite sets from Airwaves of the crazy talented Icelandic rock quartet Agent Fresco. Continue reading