Drumsticks, powder and paint

Equipped with lights, cameras and protective ear plugs, Photopoint spent a Sunday afternoon in late March at a Processional Drummers rehearsal.

Beltane 2016 Processional Drummers by Asier Goikoetxea

Beltane 2016 Processional Drummers by Bleu Hope

Beltane 2016 Processional Drummers by Pascal van der Meiden

This year’s Processional Drummers are strongly aligned with the concept of unification. They explain, “To become Processional is to put aside ego, emotion, self. We are invisible, we are the void, all that exists is rhythm”. To illustrate this, Photopoint worked with the drummers to create beautiful conceptual portraits for the group.

Beltane 2016 Processional Drummers by Dan Mosley

Beltane 2016 Processional Drummers by Martin McCarthy

See more Beltane 2016 rehearsal photos in this album on Facebook.
See more Beltane 2016 group portraits in this album on Facebook.

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Photos (from top) by Asier Goikoetxea, Bleu Hope, Pascal van der Meiden, Dan Mosley and Martin McCarthy.

Not content with risking temporary tinnitus, our intrepid photographers also got up close and personal with The Aerie. Proof can be seen in the time lapse video below!


The Aerie crafting, costuming and dancing around in clouds of powder paint in preparation for Beltane Fire Festival 2016 in Edinburgh.

VIDEO CREDIT
Pascal van der Meiden for Beltane Fire Society

MUSIC CREDITS
First song – Por los caminos de Emi by Oscar Avila.
Second song – Cheerful Life | Indie Rock by ANTARCTICBREEZE

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