Holocene, Shuffleboard, Bikes and Tambourine – Portland, OR
A night of music and delirium in the weirdest city in the U.S.
“Keep Portland Weird” – you will see this slogan slapped on bumpers, bikes, helmets, bags and bodies all around the city. And of course the slogan pertains to the nightlife of the city as well. My night of music and delirium in Portland is more of a journey than a destination, it would have been too hard to nail down one place of interest and I believe that an adventure involving music and delirium is a better representation of Portland’s hotspot(s) than anything.
For this adventure we started off the night decorating our faces with paint and eyes – very Portland. Then we got on our bikes (again a Portland thing) and toured over to Holocene a very hip and fun bar in Portland. This bar even has a photo booth inside – does it get any better than this? We caught some great music but when the show stops you have to keep the night going, so a great thing to do is play shuffleboard! My favorite bar game next to Skee ball! After a few rounds you take the posse home by bike and play a few sets of music in your backyard. Really, this is a typical night Portland Style – filled with music and delirium.
At the dawn of the night, there came bright lights. The city is one spacious dancing place, and it's time to bust those moves and shake off the daytime tension. Every night could be disco night as you blare out those flashes and cameras. The world is your dance floor.
Analogue film maker Julian Hand took a trip to New York last year to shoot a series of music videos of folk musician Emma Tricca. He armed himself with a Super 8 camera, LC-A+ and some LomoChrome Purple film and set out into the bright city lights.
It's just like any other night for New York-based photographer Daniel Schaefer. In the city streets of New York, he and his model who goes by Dove Mother grab some dumplings for dinner, with the side salad of night photography using the handy Lomo'Instant Square.
One of America's greatest photographers was no just a man of the arts, but he was a theoretician and educator that imbued intellectual and spiritual philosophies in photography. His years in Portland, Oregon are among his famous works that proved of his mastery.
Newport Folk Festival is a music festival held every year in Newport, Rhode Island in late July, celebrating the amazing talent of folk artists. Check out these instant shots taken by friends at The Wild Honey Pie, a music event company always bringing fans closer to the music.
Documentry and music photographer Ed Mason is used to shooting right in the centre of crowded gigs. He took time away from the music scene to test out the Neptune Convertible Art Lens at his friends painting studio in London.
A honky-tonk was both a bar and a style of music that originally referred to bawdy variety shows of Old West. In this collection, we see people who got high with music and drunk with alcohol while dancing to the country music genre in the '70s.
As soon as the sun goes down and soft, ethereal moonlight descends over the crowded cityscape, workers call it a day and shuffle back to their apartment blocks. While the rest of the city settles down to sleep, a myriad of multi-colored-neon lights, flickering shop signs and glaring car headlights illuminate the night.