I've now lived in the Mild West for the best part of a decade. Despite many of my friends attending, I'm embarrassed to admit I've never made it to the little festival just down the road in Somerset - Glastonbury.
I flew over (mid festival) in a helicopter once, an experience I'll never forget, but my self diagnosed and brilliantly titled Demophobia has always kept me away. I like to drink cider and watch the highlights on the Iplayer, just like the real thing I'm sure.
A commission for the T2 last week took me down to Worthy Farm where things are well under way to get the site ready for this years Festival. It was a horribly blustery day and at one point whilst setting up one of the shots I found myself alone in the Pyramid Stage field, just me and a much hallowed Pyramid. The sentimental side of me thought I might just hear a bit of ghost-like screaming in the wind from those hundreds of thousands of fans gone by, but all I heard was the crashing of my light stands.
I think I broke my personal best for the number of times my light stands blew over on one shoot. Emily Eavis was stoic in the face of the blustery conditions, however I quickly gave up outdoors and the above portrait was shot on a newly painted mural outside her office.