No Products in the Cart
Prior to documenting the rave scene, 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 rave nights held 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 Conventry
It was a magical time where people were fully immersed in the moment, no mobile phones or selfies, just pure love and hedonism for the music.
Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent publisher based in Southport, England. Originally set up as a way to disseminate art, in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally while not relying on 'the gallery'. Café Royal Books publishes artist's books and zines as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines. The photographic publications are part of a long ongoing series, generally working with photographers and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls into 1970–2000 UK documentary / reportage.
Published by Café Royal Books
140 x 200 mm