I’m not a natural clubber. Never really have been. I became a club photographer by chance, having been asked in 2015 almost simultaneously by both Club Kali and QX Magazine if I would be interested. In the case of QX, they were only looking for someone to help them out. Three years later I’m still at it, at the high point, shooting every weekend in at least one club, usually two or three.
Despite my lack of specific interest in clubbing, I enjoy photographing in clubs. I am, by nature, a witness, a spectator, which is clearly why I feel so at home taking pictures. Being asked to photograph an event, not only gives me a reason to be there but also something to do once I’m there. And of course, I am in my own limited and imperfect way recording a tiny chunk of social history.
Once in a club, I fleetingly interact with some of the revellers, and, more importantly, I’m able to soak in the energy and atmosphere of the night. Those can, somehow, be very varied. Each venue, each night, has its own clientele, caters for its own little clique and therefore develops its own vibe; an ethereal and intangible alchemy takes place as the music pulses, the bodies sway and the night wears on.
Hopefully my images capture and retain some of that.
(A version of this appeared in Jack The Lad in January 2019 as introduction to a selection of my images)
WE Party at the Electric Brixton
Sink the Pink
64th and Social
Brüt
Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights
Sex Circus at Fire
Infernos
Kelly Osbourne and friends at the launch of Lucky You! at Circa Club
WE Party
64th and Social
Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights
Dalton Superstore
Stooshe at the Launch of O.U.T. at Protocol/Fire
Drag Brunch at The Fence
Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights
The Hoist
Dalston Superstore
Beyond
A:M
MEAT at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Princess Julia and Betsy
Club Kali
DJ Michel Mizrahi at Beyond
Halloween at The Glory
Beyond
Dalston Superstore
Blithe Saxon at O-U-T
We Party Sundia at Ministry of Sound
Adam All and Baby Lame, hosts of Man Up!
Flamingo bar
Halloween at Beyond
Beyond at Fire
Klub
Staff Christmas party at Pachamama East
Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights
Circa The Club
The winners of Man Up!
Berlin Berlin at Egg
Hard On at Fire
New Year's Eve at Rupert Street
Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights
We Party Sundia at Ministry of Sound
Orange at Protocol
The Cock Tavern, Kennington
Launch of Lucky You! at Circa Club
Circa The Club
Sex Circus at Fire
WE Party Frozen at the Electric Brixton
Dalston Supertore
Lady Olé
Horse Meat Disco at Hangar
Private party
Hard On
Beyond at Fire
Klub
John Thomas and Rogan Richards at Hard On
The Block
Southsider Cocktail Club, Clapham Junction
Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights
Drag Brunch at The Fence
WE Party
Brüt
Electric Brixton
Launch of Lucky You! at Circa Club
Lady Olé
Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights
Comptons of Soho
Cheers!
The Block
Beyond at Fire
Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights
The Glory
Sex Circus at Fire
Brüt
Athena at the Eagle
Hard On at Fire
Circa the Club
Christmas at The Glory
Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights
Fire
Going home

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