Photography of 2015 Luminate Festival

by | New Zealand 2014

New Zealand Luminate Festival, 2015

The Luminate Festival in 2015 was the best outro for my New Zealand adventure I could think of. After intense travel activities, it has been the perfect retreat to tune in and drop out. We had hundreds of people dancing around a fire at the opening ceremony. Please see the footage for yourself so you have an idea. There was some excellent music at the Luminate Festival but not always my style. The atmosphere we encountered was precisely the context I had been looking for all the time. It was peaceful and relaxed.

We met even more backpackers from Reid’s Farm in Taupo during the Festival. Most of the photos I took there were taken of my friends since this was the last opportunity to see them in New Zealand. Most of them would soon return to their respective hometowns. The Luminate Festival marked the end of my journey through New Zealand. On day three, I left the event to take the ferry back to Wellington, where my flight home to Switzerland just went one day later. It felt like I had left my tribe behind, but deep in my heart, I knew we all were connected on a higher plane of consciousness.

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Some Photos I took

Luminate 2015 Footage

About the Author

Hi, my name is Christian Köhlert, and I am a photographer and digital content creator living most of the time in Montreux, Switzerland. Between 2014 and 2015, I traveled to New Zealand to visit an old friend. This experience was unique, and I documented my whole journey in pictures. I have many more in my Travel Photography Blog if you like what I presented here.

Christian Koehlert Founder of Mayamagik


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