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Good Viibrations: On Tour With Björk & Viibra, A Utopian Photo Diary

Good Viibrations: On Tour With Björk & Viibra, A Utopian Photo Diary

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Santiago Felipe

Published September 7, 2018

Björk’s 2017 album ‘Utopia’ saw her form a unique team to bring her vision into reality, and to tour it around the world. This included everyone from long-time collaborator James Merry, who also designed her masks and facepieces, to Instagram-famous makeup artist Hungry, to a troupe of Icelandic flautists christened Viibra for the tour.

Also accompanying them was Santiago Felipe, a photographer who works with Björk regularly, and whose concert photographs are posted on the Björk Facebook page the day after each show. This special Life In Pictures is a choice assortment of Santiago’s backstage photographs from this most utopian of tours.

Read our utopian interview with Björk here.


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