Ibiza ’89 by Dave Swindells. Second edition (2021). Large format paperback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Ibiza ’89
Dave Swindells’ Ibiza ’89. Escape from 2020. Back to the Balearic. It has travel. It has dancing! Super expansive 100 photo plus perfect book of one amazing week spent inside and outside of Ku, Amnesia, Pacha, Cafe de Mar… The fashion is all Euroclash peach and purple patterns (and a few white suits). Famous faces as Boy George celebrates his birthday at the opening party for Amnesia. Best way to visit Ibiza – in a time machine.
From an Interview with Creative Review
In June 1989, Dave Swindells headed out to Ibiza for the first time on assignment for Time Out’s now defunct 20/20 magazine. Swindells had spent his life in clubs, and kept hearing that the Balearic island was the place to be. “I knew it was special because I’d heard so much about the island from Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling and Nicky Holloway when they were setting up their Ibiza-inspired ‘Balearic Beats’ nights Shoom, and Spectrum and the Trip in 1988,” he tells CR.
“I was surprised to find some great shots that I’d previously overlooked that I could include in Ibiza ‘89 along with more club shots and previously unpublished photos taken on the beaches and around the island that show a little of the life beyond the dancefloors,” the photographer explains. The book also includes the original accompanying article written by Alix Sharkey (then-co-editor of i-D), which Swindells describes as “fantastically punchy and vivid reportage”. Not only does Sharkey’s essay provide context, it ensures the book isn’t just “sugar-coated in nostalgia” and that an authentic picture of the place is captured.
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