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Bumbershoot 2013 – Post #1
Kids playing in the Fountain at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle, WA USA

By Will Austin

Will Austin’s award-winning photography has taken him around the world. Although he regularly does editorial work, Will specializes in documenting cutting-edge architecture and industrial workplaces. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and son, but hails from Colorado cowboy country.

September 12, 2013

I attended Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival all 3 days this year and it was a blast as always.  I took about 6,000 photos which I have narrowed down to a mere thousand or so for uploading to my photo archive.  I’ll put a few up here with the links the the full galleries if you want to see more.  These are photos of the general scene, I’ll follow it up over the next few days with a few live music and performance posts.  It has been quite a while since I last blogged and I’m happy to get this one posted.

Full general Bumbershoot gallery here, selections below.  And please scroll to the very bottom to share on your social networks!

Typical fun times in the fountain, it was very hot and sunny this year!

Kids playing in the Fountain at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle, WA USA

Girl playing in Seattle Center Fountain at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle

Kids at the Seattle Center Fountain at Bumbershoot 2013

This year Bumbershoot was visited by many fierce Zombies

Beautiful Zombies at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle

And other cool people –

Backlit security guards at the Bumbershoot Festival 2013 in Seattle, WA USA

Woman with glowing hula hoop at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle

Seatown socks at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle

The crew from Casual Industrees printing shirts-

Casual Industries prints shirts at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle, WA USA

I took this shot of a backstage area through black privacy netting –

Backstage at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle, WA USA

Insider view of the Roasted Corn stand, it was so great this year (and I love backlight) –

Flatstock was incredible, I bought 3 band posters –

Flatstock at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle, WA

Checking out the art –

People viewing a fine art exhibit at the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle, WA USA

As I said, this is just a taste, please check out the full Bumbershoot gallery.  And I’ll have some great band photos in the next post.


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  1. Lisa

    Your photos always blow me away, Will! These really bring back the magic of Bumbershoot, and punctuate the more subtle moments. Love the shot thru the privacy mesh, and of course, the one with the red-headed boys…

    • Will Austin

      Thanks Lisa, and it was great seeing you there!

  2. Mary Kay

    Great photos. As a native of Seattle, it is sometimes difficult to see the magic of events like Bumbershoot, but you have managed to do that with this photo array!

    • Will Austin

      Hey thanks Mary Kay, really appreciate this 😉