Review Shelley Parker // Wisteria
Take a trip back 20 years27-05-2021
There’s plenty of documenting of the late 80s-early 90s rave scene going on, but not many people have been shining a light on the less mythologised culture of partying at the turn of the millennium. Super clubs were still a thing, and Britain’s youth were still happily free from the death grip of digital communication while out on the sesh. Matthew Smith – a true underground veteran from the free party and traveller culture onwards – was busy in the clubs in the early 00s, and now he’s made a book showcasing some of his fantastic photography from that overlooked era.
In Smith’s own words, “We now live in times when digitally mediated behaviour seems to have taken over direct human behaviour. The reason for publishing this unique collection of images now is to remind people of a time when the joyous, unfettered energy of rave was everywhere, of a time when people were actually present in the moment, independent and free.”
Full On. Non-Stop. All Over is available to pre-order now.