If you haven’t seen London based photographer Dave Swindells’ work take a few minutes and peep his site. He’s been shooting the nightlife scene since ‘84 and has amassed quite the portfolio along the way. In addition to sitting at the Nightlife Editor desk at Time Out from ’86 – ‘09, his work has been featured in i-D, The Face (RIP), The Observer and Mixmag to name but a few. The images below are from his book Spirit of Ibiza ’89 that came out a few years ago. What’s not to love about a Mediterranean party island filled with sun, sex and sangria.
Above: Caron Geary, Boy George, Fat Tony and Louise Prey at Ku, June 1989
Above: Stilt walker James looms large at Amnesia, June 1989
Stripes were big in Ibiza that summer. Amnesia, June 1989
Above: One of the managers goes a little loco at Pacha, June 1989