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Jul 222015
 

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II

Images from the 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II
Full series here!

July 24-27, 2014
Boom, Belgium

Client: Tomorrowland
© 2014 www.rudgr.com

Check out my upcoming book on 20 years of dance music photography which also contains some my best Tomorrowland images from all over the world since 2008! This Is My Church

DVLM & Yves V @ The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & Yves V

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II

Tiësto, Hardwell & Dimitri Vegas @ The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II
Tiësto, Hardwell & Dimitri Vegas

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II

Martin Garrix @ The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II

Steve Aoki @ The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II
Steve Aoki

3 are Legend, W&W & Martin Garrix @ The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend IIThe 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II
3 are Legend, W&W & Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix @ The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend II
Martin Garrix

Jul 222015
 

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I

Images from the 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I
Full series here!

July 17-20, 2014
Boom, Belgium

Client: Tomorrowland
© 2014 www.rudgr.com

Check out my upcoming book on 20 years of dance music photography which also contains some my best Tomorrowland images from all over the world since 2008! This Is My Church

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I

Armin van Buuren @ The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I
Armin van Buuren

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I

Laidback Luke @ The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I
Laidback Luke

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I

Tiësto & Hardwell @ The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I
Tiësto & Hardwell

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I

The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I

David Guetta @ The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I
David Guetta

Steve Aoki @ The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I
Steve Aoki

3 are Legend @ The 2014 edition of Tomorrowland – Weekend I

Jul 202015
 

Martin Garrix @ Ultra Europe 2015
Martin Garrix

July 9-15, 2015
Split – Hvar – Vis
Croatia

Client: Ultra Europe
© 2015 www.rudgr.com

Check out my upcoming book on 20 years of dance music photography!
This Is My Church

Full 200-photo album, click here!

Galantis @ Ultra Europe 2015
Galantis

Ultra Europe 2015
Ultra angels

Resistance stage @ Ultra Europe 2015
Resistance stage

Chemical Brothers @ Ultra Europe 2015
Chemical Brothers

Tiësto @ Ultra Europe 2015
Tiësto

Ultra Europe 2015
Backstage moments

Ultra Europe 2015
Ultranauts

Dash Berlin @ Ultra Europe 2015
Dash Berlin

Axwell ^ Ingrosso @ Ultra Europe 2015
Axwell ^ Ingrosso

Ultra Europe 2015
Human centipedes, always +1

Carl Cox @ Ultra Europe 2015
Carl Cox

Armin van Buuren @ Ultra Europe 2015
Armin van Buuren

Ultra Europe 2015
ec·sta·sy – Intense joy or delight.

Ultra Europe 2015
Strike a pose

Nicky Romero @ Ultra Europe 2015
Nicky Romero

Afrojack @ Ultra Europe 2015
Afrojack

Steve Angello @ Ultra Europe 2015
Steve Angello

Hardwell @ Ultra Europe 2015
Hardwell

Ultra Europe 2015
Hvar Poolparty

Ultra Europe 2015
Splish splash

Ultra Europe 2015
Thank you Ultra Europe, see you next year!

Jun 242015
 

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

Images from the 2015 edition of Defqon.1 “No Guts No Glory”
June 20&21
Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands

Click here for full album (200 photos)

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

"No Guts No Glory", Defqon.1 2015

Apr 212015
 

Doors open @ Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Doors open!

Ultra Music Festival 2015
Full album (120 photos) HERE!
Miami, March 27-29 2015

Client: Ultra Music Festival
© 2015 www.rudgr.com
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Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Only at Ultra

Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Yellow Claw has this effect on people…

Afrojack @ Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
It’s raining Afrojack!

Avicii @ Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Avicii

Tiësto & Martin Garrix @ Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Tiësto & Martin Garrix

Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Gotta love Ultra stage design!

Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Love U too!

Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Ultra people

View from the chopper @ Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Ultra as seen from the chopper!

View from the chopper @ Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Magic Miami

Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Lazy Sundays are the best

Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Rage hard Miami!

Krewella @ Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Krewella

Armin van Buuren @ Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
High tech Armin van Buuren

Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
David Guetta showtime!

Jack Ü, Diddy & Justin Bieber @ Ultra Music Festival 2015 - Photo: © Rudgr.com
Biebermania!!!! Jack Ü, Diddy & Justin Bieber

Mar 132015
 

Abandoned theme park, Parque de la Ciudad (Buneos Aires, Argentina)
View from the 200 meter high tower

The Parque de la Ciudad (English: City Park) is a former amusement park in the Villa Soldati neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The park was planned by the administration of Mayor Osvaldo Cacciatore in 1978, appointed by Argentina’s last military government. The administration envisaged the park as the centerpiece of efforts to revitalize the dilapidated Villa Soldati ward.

Construction began at the end of 1978. The park was planned on a 120 hectare undeveloped lot located near the Parque Zoofitogeografico. The construction required the eviction of remote area’s slums, as well as numerous, small landowners; some roads required pavement to allow construction machinery access to the site.

FULL SERIES HERE!

The park was inaugurated as Parque Interama on September 21, 1982. Its sixty attractions included the “Aconcagua” roller coaster, the “Scorpion” double giant wheel, “Vertigorama” double roller coaster, Aerogondolas (the longest Sky Ride in Latin America), the musical fountain, and a miniature railway circulating around the perimeter of the park. The Tower reached 208 m (682 ft) upon topping out in 1982, and became the tallest structure in Argentina today.

The park struggled with setbacks from before its opening as it failed to attract the number of 15 million yearly visitors projected by the city. Annual attendance reached 1.1 million in 1985, and declined afterward. The addition of an Imax cinema was later planned, but was ultimately canceled. The park’s deteriorating condition led to its closure by Mayor Aníbal Ibarra in October 2003, and though it was reopened three years later, ongoing safety concerns led to its renewed closure in March 2008

Abandoned theme park, Parque de la Ciudad (Buneos Aires, Argentina)
The water ride’s all dried up now

Abandoned theme park, Parque de la Ciudad (Buneos Aires, Argentina)
“Bayern Kurve”

Abandoned theme park, Parque de la Ciudad (Buneos Aires, Argentina)
“Alpen Blitz”

Abandoned theme park, Parque de la Ciudad (Buneos Aires, Argentina)
Do not enter anymore

Abandoned theme park, Parque de la Ciudad (Buneos Aires, Argentina)
The silent octopus

Abandoned theme park, Parque de la Ciudad (Buneos Aires, Argentina)
“Montana Rusa Infantil” Mickey and Minnie are still smiling

Abandoned theme park, Parque de la Ciudad (Buneos Aires, Argentina)
Remnants of the Aerogondola, once the longest in Latin America

Abandoned theme park, Parque de la Ciudad (Buneos Aires, Argentina)
What happens if I press this button?

Abandoned theme park, Parque de la Ciudad (Buneos Aires, Argentina)
Waiting for another ride…

Abandoned theme park, Parque de la Ciudad (Buneos Aires, Argentina)
He looks kind of sad, doesn’t he?

Abandoned theme park, Parque de la Ciudad (Buneos Aires, Argentina)
The “Vertigorama” double roller coaster in erie silence

Abandoned theme park, Parque de la Ciudad (Buneos Aires, Argentina)
If you’re really silent you can still hear people screaming.

Mar 022015
 

View over Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
Beautiful Buenos Aires

Ultra Buenos Aires
February 20 & 21, 2015

Full album HERE!

Client: Ultra Music Festival
© 2015 www.rudgr.com

Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
Party HARD!

DVBBS @ Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
DVBBS

New World Punx @ Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
New World Punx – Ferry Corsten & Markus Schulz

Afrojack @ Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
Afrojack

Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
Put your hands up!

Tiësto @ Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
Tiësto

Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
PLUR

Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
Madness!

Showtek @ Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
Showtek

Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
Ultra Angel

Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
Such an amazing vibe!

W&W @ Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
W&W

Dash Berlin @ Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
Dash Berlin

Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
Firestarter!

Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
Coolest location ever, an abandoned themepark!

Axwell ^ Ingrosso @ Ultra Buenos Aires 2015
Axwell ^ Ingrosso

Goodbye Buenos Aires, see you next year!
Goodbye Buenos Aires, see you next year!

Feb 182015
 

Axwell ^ Ingrosso @ Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
Axwell ^ Ingrosso

The 2015 Ultra Music Festival season starts in South Africa!
FULL SET (101 PHOTOS) ➡ HERE!

Cape Town, February 13th and
Johannesburg on February 14th.

Client: Ultra Music Festival
© 2015 www.rudgr.com


Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
Ultra Cape Town

Ultra Angel @ Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
Ultra Angel

Run Garrix Run! @ Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
Run Garrix Run!

Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
#UnitedWeDance

Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
African sunsets rule!

Martin Garrix @ Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix @ Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix @ Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
Martin Garrix, firestarter!

Armin van Buuren @ Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
Armin van Buuren

Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
Ultra!

Hardwell @ Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
Put your hands up for Hardwell

Hardwell @ Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
Hardwell

Axwell ^ Ingrosso @ Ultra South Africa - Cape Town
Axwell ^ Ingrosso

Oliver Heldens @ Ultra South Africa - Johannesburg
Oliver Heldens

Ultra South Africa - Johannesburg
Ultra Johannesburg

Ultra South Africa - Johannesburg
Party under the African sun!

Ultra South Africa - Johannesburg
The flag of a rainbow nation!

DVBBS @ Ultra South Africa - Johannesburg
DVBBS

Hardwell @ Ultra South Africa - Johannesburg
Hardwell

Hardwell @ Ultra South Africa - Johannesburg
Ultra Johannesburg

Armin van Buuren @ Ultra South Africa - Johannesburg
Armin van Buuren, electric

Axwell ^ Ingrosso @ Ultra South Africa - Johannesburg
Axwell ^ Ingrosso

Thank You South Africa!!!!
Thank you South Africa, see you next year!

Jan 042015
 

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 1
Vagator, Goa

The 2014 edition of Sunburn Festival Goa – the largest dance festival in Asia.
Vagator,Goa (India), December 27-30

Client: Sunburn Festival
© 2014 www.rudgr.com

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 1
Tropical settings rule!

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 1
Love the eyes

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 1
Sunburn hands

Dj Makas @ Sunburn Festival Goa, day 1
DJ Makasi champagne shower

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 1
Lasssurrrr

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 1
Sander van Doorn fireworks…

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 1
… and confetti

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 2
Jump!

MC Haits @ Sunburn Festival Goa, day 2
MC Haits, inverted surf

MC Roga @ Sunburn Festival Goa, day 2
MC Roga

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 2
Sunburn Festival

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 2
Epic temple stage

Krewella @ Sunburn Festival Goa, day 2
Krewella

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 2
Upside down and turn me

MC Haits @ Sunburn Festival Goa, day 2
MC Haits & his lights – it rhymes!

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 3
Vagator beach

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 3
Vodka!

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 3
Confetti storm!

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 3
Massive crowd

Shaan @ Sunburn Festival Goa, day 3
Shaan

Dannic @ Sunburn Festival Goa, day 3
Dannic

Dimitr Vegas & Like Mike @ Sunburn Festival Goa, day 3
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Dimitr Vegas & Like Mike @ Sunburn Festival Goa, day 3
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Dimitr Vegas & Like Mike @ Sunburn Festival Goa, day 3
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Sunburn Festival Goa, day 3
Wall of people, see you next year!

For full album, click here

Dec 242014
 

Testing the new Canon 7D mark ii

A little while ago Canon HQ in the Netherlands asked me if I wanted to give their brand new 7D mkii (7D2) camera a spin. Even though this cameras is more or less aimed at nature- and sports photographers, I liked the idea of testing it out of it’s comfort zone so I happily said ‘yes’!

Testing the new Canon 7D mark ii

The original 7D was launched 6 years ago and turned out to be an incredibly successful camera for Canon. But what was then cutting-edge technology, really needed an upgrade and so the new version (mkii) was announced last September. The 1.6 cropfacor remained (means it “enlarges” your view about 60%) but the rest of the camera got a major overhaul. Now, a crop factor is great for using a telelens (you get 60% extra) but not so great for using wide angle (you lose 60% of the wideness) so I was very curious to see this one in action since I like to shoot wide a lot. I had just the perfect gig for it: the start of the new World Tour of the number 2 DJ’s in the world: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike “Bringin the World the Madness” in the Antwerp Sportpaleis.

Now having shot the event the night before I was a little more relaxed bringing a new camera into my setup for the second night. Even though I’m not a fan of using 3 camera’s at the same time I got to say I was in for a surprise – just holding this camera felt like holding an incredibly solid piece of work. Every button felt like in the right place and the built felt very, very high quality. Another thing I liked: the layout, about the same as my 5D3 so working with it was quite like coming home. But then came the biggest surprise: the autofocus and speed… unbelievable!

Testing the new Canon 7D mark ii

At first I was in doubt whether I picked up the right camera. For a split second I thought I was shooting with my 5D3instead of the 7D2. It was so incredibly fast and accurate that I really cannot believe that this kind of technology is now available in a €1700 camera. It is not as good as my 5D3, it is as good as my 1Dx, which is a €6000 camera!!! It’s like having a mini-1Dx for a third of the price, I was seriously impressed. Besides the rapid accurate focus it writes the images to the card at the fastest speeds imaginable, I did not manage to shoot a full buffer once the whole night (do keep in mind I shoot Jpeg, not RAW).

Another big surprise was using the live-view, I had a few people holding up selfiesticks at the perfect photospot so I had to shoot out of hand, high above my head. Normally this guarentees off-level photos so using live-view can help a lot. Normally though, this kills your autofocus and is therefore too cumbersome to use a lot. I was really happy to see it working almost flawlessly here – extremely high accuracy meant I kept using it night when I had to and even at times where there really was no dire need. Normally I never use it this much, I would really enjoy having it this good on my regular cameras as well.

Testing the new Canon 7D mark ii

So, no bad points? Yes, there is one: the image quality of this camera is good – good, but not superb like I’m used to on the 5D3 or 1Dx. Do keep in mind those are camera’s twice or even three times as expensive. I loved the color accuracy but I really started to notice more noisy and less sharp images when shooting at 800ISO (which I do a lot!). So after a while I tended to keep it at 400ISO for most of the time, which was fine for wide angle shots but less convenient for telelens photos of moving DJ’s and partypeople. For me, who’s a total freak when it comes to sharp images this is a bit of a letdown. I could imagine most people not being bothered by it, but for me it would not be preferable.

This, of course, is not really a surprise, the camera is not specifically designed to perform under the conditions that I’m used to: poor light, lots of dark spots and usually hazy surroundings due to fog machines. However, without a single doubt in my mind, this is the best camera to buy when you’re into nature photography or like shooting sports – nothing in this price range even comes close. I had a lot of fun using it and with just a little better image quality at high ISO ranges it would have been a no-brainer as the ultimate all-round camera.

Testing the new Canon 7D mark ii

Testing the new Canon 7D mark ii