REPORTS FROM PARADISE

Sep 1, 2011

Parties Parties Parties Parties Parties Parties Parties

I have been taking photos at parties in London and beyond since 1984 and have built up a huge archive of images of clubs, discos, raves, festivals and one-off events. The PARTIES ARCHIVE is a selection which I will add to over time to illustrate the range of styles, looks and subject matter.

But first, here’s an A-Z round-up of some of the scenes and clubs I’ve covered…

Acid house, Acid Jazz, Acid Teds, Asian Underground, Afro-centric, Amnesia, Anokha and Anti-Social.
Baggy, Bhangra, Britpop, BMX, B-Boys, babydoll, Bagleys, Basement Jaxx and Bastard Batty Bass.
Crusties, casuals, chilling, cross-dressing, country,  Café de Paris, Carwash.
DJs, dodgems, disco, drum ’n’ bass, drugs, Delirium and the Double Six Club.
Easy listening, Ecstasy, electroclash, The End and Escape from Samsara.
Freaks, funksters, ‘50s faithful, football fans, flare groove, fun fair rides, Fabric to the Final Frontier.
Glamour goths, glam house, geek chic, go-go girls/boys), glowsticks, Guilty Pleasures & The Gallery.
Hoodies, hippies, hipsters, handbag, house, helter-skelter, Hacienda to Happiness Stan’s.
Indie, Ibiza, Iceland, Indigo and i-D.
Judge Jules, Jazzuals, Jazz Dance, Jungle, junglists and The Jungle.
Karminsky Experience, Kash Point, Ku, kilts and Kinky Gerlinky.
Lambada, loungecore, Lasers, Limelight and Leigh Bowery.
Mooning, moshing, mud-wrestling, Madchester, Ministry of Sound, Metalheadz and Mutoid Waste.
Neo-naturists, New Age, New Rave, New Romo, New Jack Swing, northern soul and nightbussing.
P-funk, post-punk, piercings, perverts, Pacha and Pushca.
Queues, queers, Queen Elizabeth II (in drag), Queens of Noize.
Rockers, ravers, rudeboys, retro-chic, rockabilly, rowing dance, Rollerdisco and Return to the Source.
Soulboys, Stoners, sixties, ski-wear, sorted, suited, shell-suits, Shoom, Spike Island and Soul II Soul.
Techno, Trance, tiki, tranny, Taboo to Trash to Twice As Nice.
Underground, Under-age, UK Garage.
Vive L’Anarchie, Vogue dancing.
Warehouse parties, The Wag, Whirl-Y-Gig and Westworld.
X-Men, Yuppies, YoYo and Zoom.

Comments