stills from the week | 16 sep 2019

*Wanderlust (n):

  • a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.

  • bbp’s anniversary beer festival

Brussels Beer Project celebrated 6 years this past weekend and threw one of the wildest beer festivals I’ve ever seen.  Switching locations back to where the inaugural festival was held, BBP brought close to 6,000 of their closest friends to Marché aux Poissons at Metro Sainte Catherine.  15 breweries and a bunch of hard-working volunteers rounded out the attendees at BBP Wanderlust 2019.

I was lucky enough to be shooting for the festival, so I spent two days looking for creative angles, the best light, and as many photogenic folks as I could find to help tell the story of Wanderlust.  

My approach to festival photography, or any event for that matter, is to capture the wides and tights that show what’s happening in the big picture, and then focus on the interesting details.  I wanted to show the magnitude of the festival so you’ll see those long shots over the heads of the crowd.  These turned out great with some leading lines towards the ‘WANDERLUST’ sign on one end and the church at the opposite end.  The close-up details were mainly pouring shots from the brewers, closer portrait-style shots of people enjoying their beers, and then playing around with some out of focus shots to get some nice bokeh.

Enjoy the photos! I had a blast capturing them.

Gear Used: camera - sony a7iii | lenses - sony 85mm f/1.8, sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art