At last a decent coffee table book to replace the run of mill interior design book or modern art book that our better halfs leave on show to impress their mates. Hot on the heels of the impressive (so I have reliably been informed, as I do not have a copy yet) The Disco Files by Vince Aletti, the guys at the amazing djhistory.com are taking pre-orders for what looks to be one of the most exciting and memory evoking photographic books to take pride and place in your home.
It’s by Gavin Watson the photographer who made his name with his brilliant Skins and Skins & Punks books (the latter came out through Vice Publications earlier this year).
Raving ’89 is a superb collection of his photographs. With 200 photos taken in the revolutionary year of 1989, this is the real deal. Hardly anyone took a camera to the raves, and the few people who did, got so bleary they left it under a speaker.
Gavin Watson not only remembered his Nikon, he’s also a truly world-class photographer. Gavin’s rave pictures capture the experience like no others. Grubby warehouses, hands through sheets of lasers, the haircuts, the smiles, the friends, the crimes against fashion. It’s a beautiful book, all wrapped up with hilarious recollections from Gavin and his brother Neville. DjHistory.com be taking pre-orders shortly, but you can have a sneak peek right now:
Keeping the spirit alive !