The Nightclub Interiors

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The space of the nightclub is one of the few cultural spaces where imagination and fantasy often run wild. There is a blurring of different conventions in nightclubs, across architecture, definitions of social acceptability, and function. For many, the nightclub serves as a point of entry into an alternate world, providing a location for entertainment, discovery and desire. Nightclubs are transformative spaces, both in terms of population and architectural-historical purpose. More often than not they are appropriated spaces, formerly housing everything from banks to parking garages. Through the transformative quality of light and photographic documentation, these fantasy spaces become strange stage sets - places where bizarre architecture and interior design meet faux grandeur and whimsical iconography.

© 2020 Jesse Finley Reed