Suikerrock is a yearly music festival, held in a town called Tienen. When I was still in high school I volunteers as a stage hand there and now, for the past 3 years, I’m part of their digital team. I ‘lead’ a team of 5 photographers (including myself): we cover the entire festival, including all the gigs, the side streets, the other volunteers, backstage things, layout of the square, the commercial stalls, etc?
I put ‘leading’ the team between quotes because it doesn’t entail very much. Basically I just make sure that everyone knowns what they have to shoot that day and I make sure that everything is covered. And I also to all the post processing and uploading to the suikerrock website. The processing is the biggest part of my job during the festival: 5 photographers, 2 stages and 4 days of shooting amounts to a whole lot of images?(from 2000 to 3000 shots per day, before selection)
Long days, short nights and hard work. But is it really considered work when you enjoy doing it? Plus I get to work with some great people, both the photographers and the other crew). Suikerrock, see you in 2012.