crowd at sunset

LIVE COVERAGE: Seattle Hip-Hop at Sasquatch! 2015

Sasquatch! | The Gorge | May 22-25, 2015

Photos by Rafael Ochoa.


Armed with a press pass for the weekend, 206UP sent our intrepid photographer Rafael Ochoa into the Sasquatch! fray. He emerged exhausted and sunburned, but triumphant in his efforts to grab some dope shots of Seattle hip-hop artists doing their thing. Check it out below.

mainstage at sunset

Sam Lachow

Sam Lachow

Sam Lachow

Sam Lachow

Ariana DeBoo

Ariana DeBoo

Raz Simone

Raz Simone

Raz Simone

Raz Simone

Raz Simone

Raz Simone

raz and sam in the crowd

Raz Simone and Sam Lachow

Sol

Sol

Sol

Sol

Grynch

Grynch

Brothers From Another, Grynch and Sol

Brothers From Another, Grynch and Sol

Grynch and Brothers From Another

Grynch and Brothers From Another

Brothers From Another

Brothers From Another

porter ray

Porter Ray and Nate Jack

crowd nightscape w stage


Rafael Ochoa is a Seattle-based photographer and videographer. Visit his online portfolio here.

Live Coverage Photos
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AUDIO: “Sleeping Alone” – The Physics (feat. Dave B)

The Physics - WYWH

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AUDIO: The Witchtape – Nacho Picasso & 88 Ultra

Nacho Picasso & 88 Ultra - The Witchtape

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