Before Michael Collins' photography business became part of Rebel Boy Media, he had the opportunity to create visual stories that resonated with audiences. One of his most memorable collaborations was with the Elevation 593 Festival, a hidden gem in the Devon summer calendar. It was Michael's exceptional work with events like this, even in challenging weather conditions, that laid the foundation for his eventual integration into the Rebel Boy Media family.
Located at Cranford Cross Farm in St Giles-in-the-Wood, Devon, Elevation 593 Festival offered an unforgettable experience in its inaugural year. Set at an altitude of 593 feet above mean sea level, with breath-taking views towards Exmoor, the festival provided a welcome escape for music lovers amidst the beauty of the north Devon countryside. The event featured a diverse line-up of local rock and folk rock talent, culminating in a laser-packed, projection spectacular from leading tribute band The Darkside of Pink Floyd.
Despite facing over 15 hours of rain throughout the event, Michael Collins, as a devoted Devon-based photographer, was excited to work with such a vibrant local festival. Unwavering in his dedication, Michael expertly captured the festival's energy, spirit, and the picturesque setting that made it unique. Through his lens, Michael documented the joy and camaraderie of festival-goers, the passion of the musicians, and the mouth-watering locally-produced food and drink that kept everyone energized throughout the day and night.
Michael's rain-soaked photographs encapsulated the essence of the Elevation 593 Festival, preserving its magic for years to come. These images not only celebrate the event's success but also serve as a testament to the incredible artistic talent that resides in North Devon. Today, as part of Rebel Boy Media, Michael continues to capture unforgettable moments and create visual stories that leave lasting impressions, no matter the weather conditions.