Festivals like Paradiso are why dance music fans throughout the Northwest are penny-pinching and day-dreaming all year long. When we’re working hard and doing the less-fun things that are necessary to proper festival attendance, little things are useful to help remind us exactly why we’re putting in so much effort. Travel plans, ticket purchasing, and group coordination, can all lead to potentially stressful situations and, at times, have us questioning if all the work is worth it.
Then we hear that song or see that pic, and the instant reminder and flashback is all that’s needed to gain the motivation we need. We’re always doing what we can to re-live our favorite festival experiences. The release of live-sets is a huge aspect of major festivals around the world, and many ravers spend hours on YouTube and SoundCloud searching for clips of their favorites sets of the summer.
As the cascade of photos and videos from Paradiso gradually make their way onto the interwebs, we’ll be sorting through them and enjoying re-living one of our favorite festivals yet. A photographer we’re always patiently waiting for pics from is one of the West Coast’s best: Tyler Hill. His pics are routinely among the best at each event he covers, and his work spanning the Northwest scene, and beyond, is incredibly impressive.
For now, we picked out some of our favorite shots from his nearly 500 photo album from Paradiso 2015, capturing the beautiful people who make up our wonderful scene. Check out more of Tyler’s work over on his official Facebook page here, and on his official site, here.
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