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The client contracted me to cover their Upminster event in the Summer of 2014. They asked me to supply them with a set of images that show the "heroes of WeAreFestival". Initially I was drawn to the people in the spotlight - the musicians. But as I moved around the site I noticed unsung heroes everywhere. OK, the music artists were the main attraction, but it's the hardcore fans, the entertainers, the security, the crowd control, the sound staff and a whole host of others that make it WeAreFestival. I felt a strong desire to document these unsung heroes alongside their higher profile counterparts. I also wanted to show them in a light that conveyed what made them heroic (working through lunch, sleeping in the car after 24 hours of continuous sound checks, the effort being put into preparation, getting into character back stage...etc.)