A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being hired to document the Final Party by the organisers simply known as Sydhavnsgade – also the name of the street of their venue. Sydhavnsgade is a group of young people that came together about 1.5 years ago to form an organisation that would create cultural events and creative maker-spaces in the Sydhavn area of Copenhagen. One of the things they did was build this incredibly DIY venue, all of it low-cost solutions brilliantly and creatively put together. It is one of the most wonderful venues I have ever shot, made much better by the hard work and love you could tell was poured into this building, an old warehouse in an industrial area. A proper disco-rave warehouse party venue. Unfortunately the lease expired, the place is getting torn down to make way for luxury flats. So it was time for one last dance, one Final Party. Perfecting this night was outstanding music by Fergus Murphy, Fyraftensboogie and Red Greg and a totally up for it crowd that packed the venue from early evening to the very end. The queue to get in told you how special this night was. Grateful to have been part of this!
I had a heap of fun photographing this, the lasers were amazeballs and the crowd was loads of fun. It is almost entirely done on manual focus as it was really, really dark, a lot darker than it looks in my pictures – fortunately my X-T2 can see in the dark.