A Photographic Celebration of the Free Party Scene
Her photography ‘has always been inspired by the beauty to be found in the individuals, community, and spaces within the Free Party scene, and reflects that same sentiment.’
Controversial in her revisionist attitude, Macindoe’s work is a visual attack on the culture of voyeuristic sensationalism found in the mainstream media. She chooses to portray a very personal narrative with a positive outlook. From a true insiders perspective, she is redressing the balance, and in the process is producing a work that is more than just an art book, but a social documentary of significant historical and academic value. This book sparks a debate on the issue of social responsibility in documentary photography, provoking thought on the further consequences of published work and the ethics of the profession.
The four hundred plus photographs are accompanied by a dual narrative text, which describes the parallel stories of both the photographer and the underground rave scene, written by musicologist and journalist Caroline Stedman.