Why My Pictures?
So that somewhere we can all look back as a community and see how much love and art is put into those beautiful parties we cannot conceive living without .. All the decor, the lighting, the effort that crew continually pours into them, which otherwise would be lost forever in our fluffy, cloudy memory! I document what I see.. how I lived it, how I enjoyed it .. Hope you do too!
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How did it start?
It was in around 2008 that I started uploading to my personal account on Facebook pictures of the shenanigans of the London underground psychedelic trance scene by popular demand. At first taking pictures was purely and simply that I HAD TO. I seemed to have damaged my memory in a silly succession of accidents and finding myself more often than not wondering what actually happened.. who I interacted with,.. what the decor was like, ..who that amazing DJ was, you k'now .. the one who played at what MAY have been 7am .. It was simply easier to show a picture than to try and describe the person or worse what the music sounded like ! I wanted to be able to get those track! ...People noticed I was always there with my camera (or my mobile at the time even!) and started to ask how they could get to see those shots ... Facebook was simply and probably still is the easiest solution! When I reached 5000 contacts I had to create a page so that people could still get to easily view the pictures . I am attempting to capture life with the wide open curious eyes of the children we are .. so many pictures? ... its a way to show the atmosphere of an event you see! .. Taking pictures is all I know how to do..
One day this complete stranger walked into my life with a big smile on his face and asked me:
“What is fun for you?” I looked at him a little confused, silent, frowning.. then he said:
“Well.. you k'now.. What is it you do,.. that, when you are doing it, nothing else matters?...”
From that moment my life changed drastically! There were indeed a few things I lost myself into completely. Those blissful moments where you cannot think anymore when you stand still and everything else around is beautiful, the colours, the world, pure warmth love and delight . You know.. Like in a middle of an orgasm.. But that's cheating!
..in other words, when the attention is off of YOU.
With a hand drum, with a camera, or when I am dancing on psychedelic trance, this marvellous feeling takes everything else over.. Here are some of those moments I captured with a camera when nothing else mattered for me.. Or at least some of those issued from the psychedelic trance scene, whether in an illegal squat in central London, a club in Bristol, in the most gorgeous landscapes of nature reserves in France or by a lake in Portugal, this group of marginalised adventurers love to share together as a whole what we call the Psy Community. Beautiful human beings who all keep on meeting over and over regardless of the location, the distance, the weather, as long as it is psychedelic music and decor! .. We seem to all be following the amazing energies emanating from this magical scene, so unique and often misunderstood.
I Love ..
I Love the world ..
I Love the Psy world <3
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Still puzzled about PsyTance and what it is? .. Maybe this little film that was recorded in 1995 with interviews from TIP Records, Hallucinogen and the Flying Rhino crew featuring James Monro would tell you more about psychedelic trance ..
You can view it below ! :)
And below is a glimpse of what psytrance looks like in 2015 :
...And for a few of the best early 2016 psytrance moments :
Meanwhile ... during the british summer of 2017
Need more of a sense of what PsyTrance is ? try this:
Bahar Magic Soup mix - As featured OZORA FESTIVAL ( Official )Radio
Love it ?
Own your own:
..and look what just came out !
.. and for some of 2018
The summer of 2018 is shining beautifully with Chrysalid & Wildthings I say ! ...Not long till the solstice too ! .. I hear of a psy wedding ...
THANK YOU !
On a more personal note, I would like to particularly thank Rish Main without whom I would not have had the self confidence to follow my dream. I see him approach many people with such kindness and a real positive outlook that we actually dare taking that step towards a possible success
Thank you Rish !
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Got an interesting link here too : sampled some African percussion .. Djembe hand drums on this album in fact hehehhe! .. enjoy! https://www.beatport.com/release/bahars-magic-soup/2032902
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