The Mill

Venue: The Mill, a Nottingham nightclub near the centre of town. As well as the latest 80s music they had light displays and smoke machines. This image was used in an article in the September 1983 edition of the British Journal of Photography about the final diploma show at Trent Polytechnic.

I was happy with the image as it showed the disorienting environment that was part of the nightclub experience but I did not think it was the strongest image from the project and remember being a bit disappointed they had used this one. Nottingham nightlife was pretty full on and there was often a sense of a violent undercurrent. Not quite war photography but not for the feint hearted either!