This December, award-winning Australian music photographer Nic Bezzina will be unveiling Release The Crowd, a music photography book of the people, made for the people and following a highly successful crowdsourcing campaign, spearheaded by the people.
In stunning black and white, Bezzina has captured a cornucopia of moments from eleven of the world’s biggest festivals, spanning five countries. The result is 100 glorious images in glossy high-definition.
From Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany to Byron Bay’s Splendour In The Grass and everywhere in between, Bezzina was in the trenches, copping waves of your sweat all in the name of getting the perfect angle.
The end result appears to be an anthology that truly highlights live music as an entity that transcends race, language, creed, religion or political views. Images that could very well be you, your mates, your partner, your sibling or even your parents. You’ll struggle to not feel a strong sense of pride in our kooky little subculture flicking through it.
See a sneak peak for yourself in the gallery below, and get the full picture (geddit?) at one of the book’s launch dates.
Sneak-Peak through ‘Release The Crowd’ / Photos & Captions: Nic Bezzina
Nic Bezzina ‘Release The Crowd’ Book Launch
Saturday, 10th December
Goodspace Gallery, Sydney
Sunday, 18th December
BSIDE Gallery, Melbourne