Festival goers were greeted with heavy rain and deep mud on Wednesday as they arrived at Glastonbury. Although Glastonbury is renowned for it's wet weather conditions with muddy imagery usually filling the news pages for the duration of the festival, recent previous years have been bright, warm and sunny, making ticket sales more popular. Wellies and waterproofs are absolutely essential for anyone arriving since as the muddy fields become messy and more difficult to navigate (particularly after a few!). Weather reporters are forecasting a drier weekend when audiences will see performances from U2 and Beyonce.
Though unwelcome for most, someone who may appreciate the traditional Glastonbury conditions is Spanish artist Alejandro Maestre Gasteazi. The 31 year old photographer has created a photographic series of mud art which were created using mud covered models and photographic effects. Visit Alejandro's site to find out more.