publication date for Chaotic Nightclub Photos - The Review ๐Ÿพ

Posted on Sep 21, 2023
tl;dr: feels good

The Rough Trade Books series on Nightlife is out now, including an essay I wrote about a Twitter account that posts images of chaotic nightclub photography.

‘Writing with all the trademark verve and deliciously irreverent brio that de la Puente has become known for as a founder of The White Pube, Chaotic Nightclub Photos: The Review charts one art criticโ€™s voracious appetite for the eponymous Twitter feed and its glut of flashbulb surrealism. Taking the reader back through the history of artistic representations of nightclubs, de la Puente finds herself asking why this chaotic, unhinged energy has so often been found wanting in the cultural depictions of night-time debauchery. Hugely intelligent, readable, personal, playful, and yet full of deft scholarship and deep knowledge, this is a vital contribution to the lore of the growing cult of Chaotic Nightclub Photos.’

look, here’s a picture of my cousin holding it so you know it’s real:

it's so bright

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UK bookshops, if you want to do an event, get in touch! I don’t say yes to much over the summer because my health is compounded by the sun, but it’s winter now, so I am more able.