Nightlife photography seems like a whole lifestyle within itself, yet we all go out – we all have memorable nights.
In an attempt to collect and curate memorable – or rather Unforgettable – nights, fashionista and former tennis ace Björn Borg has created a digital exhibition of nightlife photographers.
To get your pulse racing he’s got a film of legendary nightlife documentarists, Berlin’s Sven Marquardt and Vogue event photographer Pablo Frisk, talking about their unforgettable nights. This is more than just dancing round handbags and missing the last bus home.
Watch Sven’s (above) film to see how he steps through the twilight into the nightie, and Pablo’s fantastic night culminated in a raid by the NYPD.
As well as Sven and Paul’s reminiscences, six photographers – Miss Popo in Copenhagen; Animals in Paris; Sam Hiscox in London; Eleonora Carisi in Milan; Y+M in Stockholm; and Iris Ooms in Amsterdam, have been out an about to create their own set of 15 images to reflect their own unforgettable nights.
There’s something voyeuristic and aspirational about nightlife photography, and there’s intimacy as well as dislocation involved in the shots. But you don’t have to leave it to other to show you their unforgettable nights, you too can get in on the act.
You can participate in the nightlife exhibition by tagging your nightlife photo with an #unforgettablenight hashtag on instgram.
Join in as Björn Borg says JA! to Unforgettable Nights. You can even win a night out of your own, Björn Borg-style, if you manage to include some Björn Borg party pants (don’t party without them?) in your nightlife shot.
Before you start on your unforgettable night nightlife adventure, watch Sven’s film and click through to the site for inspiration… and don’t forget to wear your party pants!