Last Nights Party
First London called. Now New York. In our latest installment of nightlife photography and nocturnal docu-decadence, Been-Seen brings you Last Nights Party, courtesy of Merlin Bronques, asking all the while “Where were you last night?” If you were with Merlin last night than some of these faces may look familiar. And if not, well this is what you missed.
Not everyone gets on the guest list, but a voyeuristic view into the lives of these tribes of these Gotham twenty-somethings (if that) speaks anthropological chapters about the images’ subjects. Reminiscent of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” photography, yet altogether distinct, Last Night’s Party at its best is a photojournalistic attempt to capture the spirit of the clubbing subculture.
On the other hand, controversial Bronques does have his critics. One comment on Amazon called his book “disgusting” and him “a talentless photographer who takes advantage of young drunk girls to get them to undress for photos.” Ouch. Well, that’s one way to look at it. Look for yourself. What do the eyes tell you? Do you see the emptiness or the zeal of youth gone wild?
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