Imagine getting a festival headliner to take part in our throwaway project but not being able to get hold of the camera once he’s filled his part of the deal. Frustrating, right?

Well, that’s exactly what happened when Pete Doherty snapped the entire journey from his dressing room until the moment he hit the stage with Babyshambles at Les Ardentes, even inviting the massive crowd that gathered to say “cheese” for a few photos (scroll down for footage of the epic moment). Sadly, he left the disposable camera on an amp and when we rushed there in search of it, it was nowhere to be seen. Suspecting it ended up packed with the rest of the band’s gear, we approached him via Twitter, asking him to send it back to us. He kindly replied: “I def. will, if I find it. Cheers!” In the meantime, here are some shots picturing him with our beloved camera, starting with us explaining its various functions such as triggering the flash.

Ulrike Biets

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Ulrike Biets

© Ulrike Biets

© Olivier Donnet

© Olivier Donnet

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© Rachel Dery

© Rachel Dery

© Rachel Dery

© Rachel Dery

© Rachel Dery

© Rachel Dery

Here’s our man capturing the audience as he steps onstage. Fast forward to 1.00 for a load of the action.