The lights, the beats, the descent of the stairs, the bump on the floor, the familiar face, the flirtatious stranger…the pang for a dance is a heavy ache we endure this summer. Whilst we await the return of the glitterball and laser beams, photographer Ruth Guest is comforting us with her photobook, We’ve Lost Dancing. “For the last 10 years or so I’ve been taking photographs in clubs, working for nights like Mother & Bedlam. Because of lockdown and the lack of clubs, I thought it would be nice to create an interactive experience for people to remember how clubs were pre-pandemic.”
The book will be an interactive experience, where people can listen to a curated dance playlist while browsing over 50 photographs of DJs, buzzy smoking areas, packed clubs, and one or two personal images that remind me of these days, all predominantly in black and white. 25% of the profit made from the book will go to TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland).
Pre-orders from €25 here