The Magical Festival Photography of Art Gimbel

Article by: Eamon Armstrong|@EamonArmstrong

Wed May 06, 2015 | 00:00 AM

My friend  Art Gimbel knew just when to snap the perfect shot of an enchanting moment. After attending events in 80 countries, he knew just how to capture the essence of a festival. Before cofounding Fest300 with Chip Conley , Art's imagery was featured by National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, and Sports Illustrated. He used to say that all he wanted to do was to make people look good and so he never published an unflattering photograph. I had the great privilege of curating Art's work for Fest300 for two years and these are my very favorite photos.

Burning Man 2010

Burning Man 2010 Art Gimbel

Iceland Airwaves 2012

Iceland Airwaves 2012 Art Gimbel

Holi 2013

Holi 2013 Art Gimbel

Japan's Ice Waterfall Festival 2013

Ice Waterfall Festival 2013 Art Gimbel

Otaru Gleaming Snow Festival 2013

Otaru Gleaming Snow Festival Art Gimbel

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay To Breakers 2013 Art Gimbel

How Weird Street Faire 2013

How Weird Street Faire 2013 Art Gimbel

San Francisco Pride 2013

Hero San Francisco Pride Art Gimbel

Wanderlust 2013

Wanderlust 2013 Art Gimbel

Lightning in a Bottle 2013

Art Mirror

Outside Lands 2013

Hero Outside Lands Art Gimbel

Burning Man 2013

Burning Man 2013 Art Gimbel

Symbiosis Gathering 2013

Hero Symbiosis Art Gimbel

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2013

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2013 Art Gimbel   19

Día de los Muertos 2013

Hero Dia De Los Muertos Art Gimbel

Chinese New Year 2014

Chinese New Year 2014 Art Gimbel

Coachella 2014

Coachella 2014 Art Gimbel

Lightning in a Bottle 2014

Lightning In A Bottle 2014 Art Gimbel  (110 Of 111)

Electric Daisy Carnival 2014

Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 Art Gimbel Totems 7

High Sierra Music Festival 2014

High Serra Music Festival 2014 Art Gimbel 34

Shambhala Music Festival 2014

Shambhala 2014 Art Gimbel 96

Burning Man 2014

Burning Man 2014 Art Gimbel 23

TomorrowWorld 2014

Hero Tomorrowworld Art Gimbel

The BPM Festival 2015

Bpm 2014 Art Gimbel

Envision Festival 2015

Envision Festival 2015 Art Gimbel   38

Slothfest 2015

Envision Art Gimbelandfriends 2015 26

Did you have any favorite photos by Art? I would love to see them in the comments below.