The Dark Carnival. Portraits from the Endless Night.

by Derek Ridgers

For some, heaven will not be a perpetual dawn but rather an endless night – an eternity of the wild hours between dusk and sunrise.
Out here you will find Human Beings given a rare space to play out their fantasy visions of themselves.
The Dark Carnival is a darkly fascinating celebration stretching across five decades of London Nightlife’s exuberance and self-expression.
Derek Ridgers has been a feature in these clubs and on the streets of the capital for many years – indulging in his passion for collecting these images, the fleeting impressions of people dressed up for the glorious night.


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