Hey ! My name is Matt and I am a very lucky person.

I travel around the world and work as a technician in festivals. I also like to take pictures sometimes.  In 2015 I’ve decided to launch this blog to share my life on the road with family and friends.

 

EMPTY GROUNDS (Article in collaboration with FEST300 )

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I am not a photographer. I am an opportunist. I started taking pictures to share my adventures with my family and friends. I was fascinated by the atmosphere of the empty grounds, ready to receive thousands of festival-goers. It’s a very special feeling to be alone walking on a festival field, knowing that in a few days or hours, everything – from the landscape to the sky – will be greatly altered.

The massive growth in the number of festivals over the last decade has brought along a need to have the most elaborate stage design and the most beautiful playgrounds upon which festies can frolic. I think some people don’t realize the amount of work done by some production companies to turn an open field into those amazing yet ephemeral places. They are immersive environments carefully crafted to offer the best festival experience to their fans. This photo series started at Coachella 2014, and is an ongoing album that I update on lifeatfestivals.com . In the last few years I got the chance to work with over 40 of some the biggest festivals in the world. Needless to say, the experience changed me. Special thanks to the amazing people who made these festival adventures possible: my family, Isabelle M., Katie H., Pascale L., Fred R.H., and many more.

I visited or will visit (hit me up if you are also visiting):

2016 – more soon 
– Sundance (Park City, Utah)
– Wondercon (LA, California)
– Coachella (Palms Springs, California)
– Tomorrowland (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

 

2015:
– Igloofest (Québec, Montréal)
– Coachella & StageCoach (California, Indio)
– Tomorrowland (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
– Hang Out (Gulf Shores, Alabama)
– Sasquatch (Washington, The Gorge)
– Bonnaroo (Tenesse, Manchester)
– Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas,Nevada)
– Digital Dreams (Toronto, Ontario)
– Cowboys Dancehall (Calagary, Alberta)
– Tomorrowland (Boom, Belgique)
– Veld (Toronto, Ontario)
– Squamish (British Coloumbia, Squamish Valley)
– ElectricZoo (New York, New York)
– Symbiosis Gatering (Sacramento, California)
– TomorrowWorld (Georgia, Atlanta)
– Revolt Music Conference (Miami, Florida)

2014 :
– Coachella & StageCoach (California, Indio)
– Festival Anachronik (Québec, Montréal)
– Sasquatch (Washington, The Gorge)
– Summerjam (New Jersey, Newark)
– Bonnaroo (Tenesse, Manchester)
– Rockfest (Québec, Montebello)
– Festival d’été de Québec (Québec, Québec)
– Tomorrowland (Boom, Belgique)
– Squamish (British Coloumbia, Squamish Valley)
– Electric Zoo (New Jersey, New York)
– J-fest (Québec, St-Jérôme)
– Piknic Electronik (Québec, Montréal)
– TomorrowWorld (Georgia, Atlanta)
– Wine Amplified (Nevada, Las Vegas)
– Electric Daisy Carnival (Florida, Orlando)

2013 :
– Festival Anachronik (Québec, Montréal)
– Festival d’été de Québec (Québec, Québec)
– Les Escales Improbales (Québec, Montréal)

2012 :
– Festival d’été de Québec (Québec, Québec)
– Les Escales Improbales (Québec, Montréal)