The People of Mathew Street Festival 2011 - some photos of the festival goers...

At the end of the day - this is what it all comes down to... You. The people. This was my third year as the official photographer of the Mathew Street Festival. Each year I try to capture something a little bit different. This year I was given a nice open brief - a "freedom to roam" if you will. Previous years I have been given long lists of bands that need to be ticked off and i've found myself racing between stages and focusing mostly on the acts themselves. This year I had more of a chance to stop and look around me. The amount of people who make a big effort is astounding. People getting dressed up in all sorts of fancy garb - reminds me of the heady days of Big Day Out's in New Zealand. It was always a time to grab the face paint and don a whig! But Liverpudlians are unique in their own right. They're a special bunch, these Scousers - and this selection of photos goes out to you! the people of mathew street festival Liverpool 2011

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Oh, also - the ladies in the ambulance outfits dancing... they are, um, actual paramedics! Rock on ladies...

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