Photographer Guy Aroch has traveled the world shooting major fashion spreads and ad campaigns for the likes of Vogue, GQ, Victoria's Secret, H&M, and many more, including several previous assignments for SPIN.
But the Paris, London, and New York-based shooter had never been to a music festival like Lollapalooza before heading to Chicago for the sold-out event earlier this month.
Says SPIN photo director Michelle Egiziano: "Guy is one of the most genuine, creative, and thoughtful photographers working today. Unlike many contemporary fashion photographers, he fearlessly embraces shooting portraiture, scenes, and in this case live music.
"Guy's signature photographic style makes you feel like you stumbled on a secret romantic photo album from the way-back machinecloudy edges, random flares, curled up cornersand gives his subjects a sentimental context and quiet drama. And makes them intimate, so fiery and intimate."
Here, Aroch shares his best shots with SPIN.com, and talks about the Lollapalooza scene, from the stage to backstage and beyond.
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »