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The glory of house and techno rave culture in 30 photos

A look at the new Mydriasis photo book

  • Harrison Williams
  • 5 January 2018
The glory of house and techno rave culture in 30 photos

A new photo book titled Mydriasis documents the glory of house and techno rave culture around the world via a series of intimate snapshots from a wide range of sources.

The project is a collaboration from Parisian photographer Irwin Barbé with Lyon-based graphic-design studio Local Service as well as nearly 40 photographers, both amateur and professional, from countries in Europe, America and Asia.

The result is a raw and riveting glimpse of the underground dance music phenomenon:

“Our aim was to make an immersive object, and to recreate the loss of sensorial and cultural reference points typical of these festive moments. We imagined this book as a subjective representation of the resurgences of the house and techno cultural movements, the new ways of partying that our generation (re)invents, and, by extension, an aesthetic analysis of the places where club and rave culture is consumed nowadays.”

Only 200 signed and numbered copies of the limited edition photo book will be made available. Find out more and purchase the book via the Mydriasis crowdfunding page here.

View a collection of photos from the project below.

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