THE RUMPUS INTERVIEW WITH DEREK RIDGERS
This interview with British photographer Derek Ridgers is an in-depth conversation about The Dark Carnival: Portraits From The Endless Night, his newest hardbound collection of black and white photographs. What’s become his life’s work, somewhat by accident, has evolved into an elegant compulsion. Ridgers’s dark beautiful photographs depict the mad jubilee of counterculture nightlife that has occupied the London club scene since 1976. While sealing professional fame shooting musicians and bands out in the open, Ridgers found himself in the dimly lit clubs, comfortable with the uncomfortable.