Many of London’s famous venues and party venues originated as illegal party venues in immense warehouses, dilapidated market halls, dingy railway stations or abandoned factory buildings, which makes them interesting not only from a cultural and sociological, but also from an architectural point of view. After documenting the charms of Parisian brasserie culture in 2014, photographer Henk van Cauwenbergh now captures the essence of London’s extravagant club scene and its most iconic entertainment venues.
Exquisite Venues of London
From illustrious superclubs to more intimate lounge bars, London has an unprecedented array of glamorous and sophisticated nightlife venues to offer. Whether you’re looking for a hardcore night of clubbing, an endless dance rave or something more relaxed, away from the neon glow and disco balls, the city will never disappoint.
This book tells the story of a human adventure, that of the photographer Julius Mwelu, a talented and generous Kenyan, who was born in the valley of Mathare and has survived there. This part of Nairobi is one of the immense slums that make the Kenyan capital a permanent social scandal.
After capturing the culinary hotspots and eccentric places to be in Paris, London and Amsterdam, Henk van Cauwenbergh brings Wonderful Antwerp before his lens.
Yasser ‘Mierkat’ Booley began producing photographs in 1993 on the eve of the ‘new’ South Africa. He grew up under the high tension of a politically charged South Africa in a conservative Cape Malay family from the Bo-Kaap. From an early age, he became an observant student who wanted to master and capture the eclectic ‘rainbow nation’.
Kiripi Katembo (1979-2015) photographs the urban chaos of the metropolis of Kinshasa. He brings out both the absurd and the beautiful. Reflections, dizziness, rescaling, colour contrasts and saturated shades of black make Kinshasa and its twin cities shine as never before.
Les Brasseries de Paris, the first volume in Henk van Cauwenbergh’s much-talked-about series on cities, has been out of print for quite some time now. High time, therefore, to devote a new book to the creative and frivolous city of lights that is so dear to him. In this Paris Revisited, he presents an up-to-date picture of the atmosphere that Paris exudes today and tomorrow.