I believe there is beauty in the unknown and when you take an instant photo anything is possible. The anticipation, curiosity, and unpredictable result is what makes this format of photography so special. During California Roots Festival 2015 I took the initiative to preserve certain moments with my Fujifilm Instax. As a photographer it is important to understand the value of slowing down and “seeing” your subject, getting only one shot allows you to do that. I proudly present to you some of those glimpses of calmness and deep connection I had during this year at Cali Roots. I hope you enjoy.
Gonzo getting ready to perform with Tribal Seeds.
Cali Roots producers Jeff Monser and Dan Sheehan at the end of the festival.
Cypress Hill performing at The Bowl.
E.N Young waiting to go on stage for his set.
Dirty Heads performing at The Bowl.
Nahko hugging Trevor Hall during his set.
Chronixx walking towards the stage.
David Hinds walking towards the stage.
Natalie Pa’apa’a right after her set with Blue King Brown.
Dustin Thomas praying after his set.
Steven Jacobo and his brother Tony-Ray right before their set with Tribal Seeds.
Dan Kelly right before his set with Fortunate Youth.
The Skints right after their set.
Angelo Moore posing for a photo.
Karim Israel right before his set with Arise Roots.
Slightly Stoopid perfoming at The Bowl.
Iration huddling before their set.
Collie Buddz sitting for a portrait before his set.
Mike Love performing at the Bowl.