About the Photographer | Jon Shard
Photographer Jon Shard cut his teeth at Flesh and on The Haçienda’s hallowed dance floor, taking photos that would capture the club night in all it’s carnival-esque glory. For Jon Flesh was an incredible night to photograph due to the atmosphere and flamboyant outfits of the crowd.
“My friends and people around me, would be talking about it all month. People came from all over, you had people from Europe coming over for it – it was always packed and full of energy. It was one of the most important nights there – probably the biggest gay night in Europe. It was always special.”
“I was there for every single one, it was the best night to shoot because of the carnival atmosphere. It was really colourful, everyone would spend two or three days working out what they were going to wear for it. I always took a lot of film, knowing that I would get some great images.”