This was the headliner that most intrigued me about the Badlands (2022) line-up. Marc Rebillet is a YouTuber and electronic music producer who specializes in improvisational live shows.
Marc has a massive YouTube following in which he usually live streams himself, making music from scratch. Each set Marc performs is almost entirely improvised with only short instances of pre-recorded material, making each viewing of a Marc Rebillet performance unique. Additionally, Marc has a signature look in which he is often seen in videos wearing a bathrobe.
Showing up the event I was stunned to see so many of his fans sporting the bathrobe look. The crowd was one of the kindest crowds I've ever experienced as an event photographer. I briefly talked to Marc and his vibes were immaculate - such a genuine celebrity interaction.
I decided to approach this set by documenting a mix of Marc's fans sporting the iconic robe look as well as documenting the live performance.
One of the highlights of the set was Marc stripping down to his underwear and diving into the crowd with a bottle of champagne. I ran down next to him with a point-and-shoot film camera to snap some shots of him in the crowd. When you're blind firing a $10 film camera with no manual settings your expectations are not high.
Capturing Marc in the is moment was amazing and I was so stoked to get these shots of him. I can't wait to see more of Marc Rebillet and he far succeeds my expectations!