You know how a lot of musicians say that making music is like a drug?
When you start doing it, you kind of want to carry on for as long as possible?
I'm pretty sure that's not just the case with music but also with other activities.
For me it would be photography. I love the entire process from charging the camera battery to uploading the final image.
It's something I thoroughly enjoy and don't think I'll grow tired of any time soon.
Last Tuesday I went to Stuttgart to watch Ryan Vail play a gig.
Before the gig we filmed a little interview with you can check out here.
Now, my number one gig essential is my camera- therefore I obviously wanted to photograph and capture the evening.
Ryan Vail is a singer/songwriter and producer from Derry, Ireland.
He blends electronica, folk and classical elements and adds his very own spices to the mixture, creating the unique, dark and mysterious sound that has gotten him a loyal fanbase.
His refreshing sounds has opened many doors for Ryan and so far he's played sessions for BBC Introducing and received radio play from multiple DJs such as Annie Mac and Zane Lowe.
In the past few years, Ryan has supported acts such as Nils Frahm, Jamie XX, Orbital and many more.
So far the musician has released three EPs, a collaborative album with Ciaran Lavery and his debut album "For Every Silence".
The first week of September 2016 has seen Ryan on his first Germany tour and it's safe to say that it's been a success.
Ryan's show in Stuttgart was an open air gig at Weltcafé.
It was a perfect late-Summer evening which started out relaxed but soon turned into an energetic dance party.
The one thing I kept noticing was how everybody just enjoyed themselves and seemed so chilled.
It's not every gig that around 500 people have a relaxed and carefree evening in the centre of a busy city such as Stuttgart.
Below are some photos of the evening which I hope you enjoy!
Listen to Ryan's track "1927" below.
Ryan Vail online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram
Big thanks to Ryan and Lyndon for the lovely evening.
And to Reiner for supporting great music and putting on great gigs!
Thank you for your visit!
Credits // Text & Photography: Vanessa Jertschewske