Best Portraits From Coachella 2013

A mega gallery of portraits of Coachella performers, from Alt-J to The xx.

Coachella has become an institution. With more than 140 bands and artists, playing two weekends in the middle of the desert two hours from LA, the festival is a massive and hectic experience in every way, even more so for the artists. That's why we sent photographer Catie Laffoon out to capture them in this unique environment. What she came back with does not seem humanly possible -- intimate photographs of dozens of artists in the makeshift and often serendipitous studio of the Coachella festival grounds. Enjoy.

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Guards
Guards at Coachella

Guards

© Catie Laffoon/Red Bull Media House
Allen Stone
Allen Stone

Allen Stone

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Phoenix
Phoenix at Coachella

Phoenix

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Ben Howard
Ben Howard

Ben Howard

© Catie Laffoon/Red Bull Media House
Atl-J
Alt-J

Atl-J

© Catie Laffoon/Red Bull Media House
Bat For Lashes
Bat For Lashes

Bat For Lashes

© Catie Laffoon/Red Bull Media House
Danny Avila
Danny Avila

Danny Avila

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The xx
The xx

The xx

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Dillon Francis
Dillon Francis

Dillon Francis

© Catie Laffoon/Red Bull Media House
Johnny Marr
Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr

© Catie Laffoon/Red Bull Media House
Hanni el Khatib
Hanni el Khatib

Hanni el Khatib

© Catie Laffoon/Red Bull Media House
Major Lazer
Major Lazer

Major Lazer

© Catie Laffoon/Red Bull Media House
Hot Chip
Hot Chip at Coachella

Hot Chip

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IO Echo
IO Echo

IO Echo

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Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

© Catie Laffoon/Red Bull Media House
Jurassic 5
Jurassic 5

Jurassic 5

© Catie Laffoon/Red Bull Media House
Vintage Trouble
Vintage Trouble at Coachella 2013

Vintage Trouble

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Ghost BC
Ghost BC

Ghost BC

© Catie Laffoon/Red Bull Media House
Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold

Paul Oakenfold

© Catie Laffoon/Red Bull Media House
Two Door Cinema Club
Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club

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Tegan and Sara
Tegan and Sara at Coachella

Tegan and Sara

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