NIEUWJAARSSHOW 2024 GRAP × MELKWEG

MY EXPERIENCE PHOTOGRAPHING THIS EVENT

As part of my internship at GRAP Amsterdam, on the 6th of January 2024 I was asked to take photos at their yearly New Year’s Show – or Nieuwjaarsshow in Dutch. This is a show in collaboration with famous Dutch music venue Melkweg where they invite upcoming artists and give them the opportunity and space to play their music in this venue.

This edition of the Nieuwjaarsshow was a very busy one! In total, five bands / groups performed for about 30 minutes each in either the Upstairs room or the Cinema. The visitors – who had free entry – would switch between rooms. I think in total I must’ve seen over 250 visitors there! It was quite a lot for the smaller rooms the event was held in, but doable.

I am happy with the way these photos turned out. My manager told me beforehand that the Cinema room could be difficult (and it was), but I managed to still take some nice shots. In the Upstairs room, the lighting was great and I think those photos turned out quite nice. This is the last event I have photographed during my internship, as it’s almost coming to an end. Make sure to check my other series of photos, taken at music competitions in venues like Paradiso and Melkweg! I hope to see you next year at this show.

The bands in these photos are Malu, Levi Boon, Dorpsstraat 3, Astronaut and Parker Fans

JUSTIN KNELANGE – DJUZTIN PHOTOGRAPHY – 6 JANUARY 2024