Music Brings Us Together is not only a time document; it is also a beautifully designed visual sociological report of a photographer with a great passion for the world of music.
Peter Koudstaal is not only a photographer; he has also been working on music since his childhood. First in high school, later as a student touring Europe in his Volkswagen and with his father’s Zeiss Ikon camera in the back seat.
When Koudstaal went to Japan for the Fuji Rock Festival, his two passions came together in a special place. It was the beginning of an adventure that gripped him for several years, in which he tried to find answers about the essence of music festivals, its visitors and artists around the globe.
Koudstaal and his camera become almost invisible among the yearning feast crowd where he approaches his subject from an analytical view.