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coachella 2010.054 Coachella 2010For those who don’t know, in addition to wedding photography one of my passions is music photography. I really enjoy the fast pace of music photography, all the great bands and pretty lights. Speaking of Pretty Lights, I photographed them at the Independent in San Francisco a few months ago.  I ended up shooting them on Friday and again on Saturday at a private Pool party. Its amazing seeing an artist perform in front of 8 thousand people in a tent and again for a 200 person pool party. This was my 3rd year photographing at Coachella, and probably the best. For the first few years we stayed in a Worldmark resort condos with various groups. This year we had a house in Palm Desert, 15 minutes from the venue, and an amazing pool which we turned into a giant hottub due to our lacof expertise in pool heating. This was not a record breaking year for pool parties, only two. However, we did go to the venue all three days, and saw at least parts of the headliners, which did not always happen.  On top of great organization in planning and accommodations, we ended up with a really great group of people. Our house had 9 people, most of whom I did not know before the trip.  We ended up having a lot of fun together, and hopefully we’ll reconnect next year. My highlights from the music standpoint were the Gorillaz, Tiesto, Deadmou5, Pretty Lights, Hot Chip, Phoenix, MGMT, Major Lazer, and the Do Lab tent.  Big shout out to the Metrowize crew for making it all happen.  Can’t wait to do Coachella next year. At the rate we are doing this event every year, I would not be surprised if we have our own pool party next year. Till next time Coachella!

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I was interviewed by a writer for the SF Examiner a little while ago, and the article just got published. It mailnly focuses on my music photography and my approach. I am very excited to have this honor. The article link is bellow:
http://www.examiner.com/x-7047-SF-Music-Industry-Examiner~y2009m5d27-Photographer-Gene-Kosoy-brings-musical-imagery-to-life
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This year’s trip to Coachella was both fun and productive. Golden Voice really knows how to put on an organized, fun and safe festival. My favorite acts were Girl Talk, MIA, Ghostland Observatory, Crystal Method with LMFAO and last half of Paul McCartney. Anthem Magazine and Urb Magazine put on some great parties which kept our crew cool in the desert heat. After a trip back to the condo and a bit of BBQ most days we’d be at the festival by sundown, which is an improvement form last year, when we had unused tickets for Saturday’s performances. My photos got a good deal of traction, including URB Magazine (Article 1, Article 2), Metrowize, Fusicology and possibly some print as well.

To see full galleries follow the links bellow:
Coachella 2009 Photo Gallery
Anthem Magazine Pool Party
URB Magazine Pool Party

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What a great experience to go shoot at Coachella as well as party with friends. We went to the actual festival only 2 of the 3 days we were in Indio. Saturday was spent at the Anthem Magazine pool party named “La fiesta de fiestas”. What an experience, they had free flowing booze, food, girls and a donkey. There are two galleries for this one, Coachella photos and Anthem Magazine La Fiesta de fiestas pool party. Enjoy!

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