British Culture Archive | April, 2021. Thomas Blower is a documentary photographer from Manchester, UK. Thomas captured inner city Manchester in the 1970s-80s and still continues
Tony Davis | UK Rave Scene, early 1990s.
Photographer Tony Davis grew up on Nottingham’s Clifton Estate during the sixties and seventies. As a working class kid, his first taste of music and subculture came by way of the football terraces, coming of age listening to Bowie and immersing himself in the Northern Soul scene around the Midlands and North West.
Tony captured the legendary nights by Nottingham’s DiY free-party collective at the Marcus Garvey centre and many other venues around the city. Clubs such as The Kool Kat, Venus and also The Eclipse in Coventry. It was a magical time when people were fully immersed in the moment, no mobile phones, selfies or checking yourself in on Facebook. Just pure love and hedonism for the music and camaraderie amongst fellow ravers.
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British Culture Archive | August, 2020 Prior to documenting the UK rave scene, photographer Tony Davis grew up on Nottingham’s Clifton Estate during the sixties