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Coachella Photos 2010

I've been to ever single Coachella Festival. Over the past six years I've been programming for Goldenvoice, at first just the Coachooser, then eventually website updates and now the Coachella iPhone and Android apps. I've also photographed that last six Coachella festivals: Coachella 2010, Coachella 2009, Coachella 2008, Coachella 2007, Coachella 2006 and Coachella 2005.

Last year my photos ended up on Wired, Boingboing and URB. This year I'll be shooting Coachella again, look out for my photos on here, Wired and possibly a few other places around the web. More photos from my coverage last year below and after the jump:

Danny DeVito at Coachella

Danny DeVito at Coachella

Jay Z Watching MGMT at Coachella

Jay Z Watching MGMT at Coachella

Thursday Night at Coachella

Thursday Night at Coachella

Graffiti Wall

Graffiti Wall

Yo Gabba Gabba

Yo Gabba Gabba

Brobee

Brobee

La Roux

La Roux

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Coachella Photos

This weekend I will be shooting photos at Coachella. I've covered the show the last few years for Wired, and some of my shots have ended up in other places like URB and BoingBoing. This year one of my photos (below) will grace the cover of the Coachella Camping Guide, being put together by URB.

This year I released an update to the Official Coachella iPhone app and created a streamlined Coachella Android app as well.

Here are some of my favorite photos from Coachellas past:

Coachella Camping Baloons and Orion

Jack Johnson Cherry Picker

M.I.A.

Click here to see more of my Coachella Photos...

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Coachella 2009 Photos

Keeping up with tradition, I photographed Coachella last weekend. This time around I shot for Wired, URB and of course, my blog. As I mentioned in a previous post, I also wrote the Official Coachella iPhone application for Goldenvoice.

I had a great, albeit busy, time at the festival this year and took about 50GB of photos and 10GB of video. If you look through some of the Coachella VRs, you will see me in about half of the panoramas shooting from the photo pit.

Here are some of the photos I shot:

Coachella Crowd for The Killers

Coachella Crowd for The Killers

Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Photogs Shooting Morrissey

Photogs Shooting Morrissey

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins

More after the jump...

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Coachella 2009: Thursday

Made it to Coachella yesterday around 5pm. Got our RVs situated and our base camp set up then took a walk through the field and camp site. Here are a few photos to get you excited for Coachella:

Coachella Camping Baloons and Orion

A string of balloons blows in the wind above a row of tents in the Coachella Camp Site on Thursday night.

Coachella Thursday: The Do Lab

The Do Lab's new look includes a plethora of shipping crates and a wooden trough fountain, which they estimate will use up to 7,000 gallons a day.

Coachella Stage on Thursday

The field is nearly empty for Paul McCartney's rocking sound check.

Coachella Camping

People from all over the world travel to Coachella, many of them camp.

Coachella Thursday: The Do Lab

A worker puts the final touches on The Do Lab on Thursday evening at Coachella.

Keep your eyes on Wired and Urb for more of my shots throughout the weekend.

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Coachella iPhone App / Cartifact Map Portal

For the past few months I've been spending all my evenings and weekends working on two big projects: the Coachella iPhone App and the Cartifact Map Portal. I am really happy with the results and ecstatic that I am not currently working 14 hour days and weekends!

I've been doing web programming work for Coachella and Goldenvoice since 2005 when I wrote the Coachooser, a online scheduler where concertgoers could choose who they want to see. As soon as the time-slots were announced the Coachooser then allowed the user to print out their schedule for the event. I have programmed the Coachoooser each year since then.

This year I pitched Goldenvoice on an iPhone application for the festival. They finally gave me the green light a bit over a month ago. Considering that it was my first iPhone application I think it came out really well. The Coachella iPhone App has been up on the iTunes store for about a week and has been downloaded thousands of times. It was hard work hammering out this application in a month, but the response was worth it.

Another project I recently finished is an interactive map portal for a really cool mapping company called Cartifact. This project is the most advanced javascript application I have written. It does some really cool things, especially the lens tool which let's you see a different map over the top of the map you're viewing.

I enjoyed the hard work, but I'm looking forward to enjoying my evenings and weekends again!

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Coachella Coverage for Wired.com

I spent the weekend shooting Coachella for Wired.com. Here are the posts I haven't linked to yet. Click the screengrabs to see the photos:

Wired.com Coachella: Saturday Night

Wired.com Coachella: Portishead

Wired.com Coachella: Pig

Wired.com Coachella:  Art

Wired.com Coachella: Sunday

Screengrabs hosted by flickr.

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Coachella: Hot Saturday Afternoon

Here's a link to some of the shots I took today on Wired.com's Listening Post:

Coachella Coverage on Wired

Coachella Liveblogging for Wired.com
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Coachella: Friday Wrap-up

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm covering Coachella for Wired.com. I just posted a selection of the photos I shot yesterday over on Wired.com's Listening Post. I got a lift up in a cherry picker over the main stage and got some photos of the whole grounds at night:

Coachella Liveblogging for Wired.com

Art of Coachella Sign Coachella Day 0: The Setup
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Coachella Day 0: The Setup

I'm liveblogging from Coachella for Wired.com. I just put up my first post featuring some photos I shot last night of the staging and art. I'll be posting a few times a day for the duration of the show. Check it out:

Coachella Day 0: The Setup

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The Roots : Coachella 2007 Sunday : Part 2

Here are some photos of Black Thought and The Roots:

Black Thought

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Lupe Fiasco : Coachella 2007 Sunday : Part 1

Here are some photos from Lupe Fiasco's set:

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco

Crowd

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Bassrush, Tesla Coils, Robots and Fire Pods : Coachella Saturday : Part 4

I ended up falling asleep before these were done uploading, but here is my final set from Saturday:

Cauac Twins Tesla Coils

Fire-Pod

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Ghostface Killah : Coachella Saturday : Part 3

Here are a couple of the shots I just took of Ghostface Killah:

Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah

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Tom Morello / The Nightwatchman and more Pharoahe Monch : Coachella Saturday : Part 2

Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, performing as The Nightwatchman, his solo project:

Tom Morello

Crowd

Tom Morello

Tom Morello

And another of Pharoahe Monch, this time in the Artist Area being interviewed:

Pharoahe Monch

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Pharoahe Monch : Coachella Saturday : Part 1

Here are some of the photos I shot during Pharoahe Monch:

Pharoahe Monch

Pharoahe Monch

I am going to try and catch Ghostface Killah, Ozomatli and Red Hot Chili Peppers later. Here are the rest of my Coachella Saturday photos on flickr.

Xeni Jardin is live blogging from coachella as well and has this very detailed post up on BoingBoing.

I.T.

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Amy Winehouse (posterior), Stephen Marley, and Bus Driver : Coachella Friday : Part 2

So I missed my chance to get shots of Amy Winehouse from the photo pit, and I only got this lousy photo from backstage. After that I shot this photo of Stephen Marley from a filming platform:

Stephen Marley and Crowd

I got a whole bunch of shots of Bus Driver, who put on a great show. I was really impressed. I haven't seen him on the mic in many years, and his passionate performance was enthralling. His DJ even threw in some drum'n'bass. Good stuff:

Bus Driver

Bus Driver

You can see the rest of today's Coachella photos here.

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Brother Ali, Toki Wright, Flostradamus and Kid Sister : Coachella Friday : Part 1

Here are some of the photos I have taken so far today:

Hotshot the Robot

I caught a few minutes of Flostradamus featuring Kid Sister:

Kid Sister and Flostradamus

I then had some water and headed back over to the main stage to watch Brother Ali and Toki Wright:

Toki Wright and Brother Ali

Brother Ali

I got a photo of the large bottles of CO2 on the main stage... I'm guessing for an effect during Bjork's set. My EVDO is getting a much better signal now so the photos are uploading faster. I'll be shooting photos of Stephen Marley and Amy Winehouse and uploading them in a few hours, probably around 8pm. Keep and eye out for updates here or blogging.la.

Here are my: Coachella Thursday Photos and Coachella Friday Photos.

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Thursday Night Coachella Photos

I took some photos last night at Coachella:

Thursday Night Grass at Coachella

You can see the rest of the photos here. I should say, in the interest of full disclosure, that I programed the Coachooser for Goldenvoice.

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Coachella 2005

This year I did some programming for Golden Voice for their Coachella event. I programmed a dynamic scheduler, called the Coachooser, that enabled concertgoers to customize their schedule based on artists they wanted to see. About 10,000 people used it in total in the 3 days before the concert that it was up. I also attended the concert for a couple of hours on Saturday and I photographed Fantomas.

Fantomas is a kick ass band, lead by Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) with Buzz Osborne on guitar (Melvins), Trevor Dunn on bass (Mr. Bungle) and Dave Lombardo on drums (Slayer). There was nobody in the photo pit (maybe because some crappy band called Coldplay was on the main stage), so I was able to take some great photos... Ice Cream Man featured my crowd shot.