Each weekday morning, we pick a recent image from the Torontoist Flickr Pool and feature it here on the site. It’s our way to give the many excellent photographers in our pool the attention they deserve!
Newsflash: Rave culture is still alive and well in 2007. This always comes as a surprise to some of us at Torontoist. Wasn’t raving like soooo 1992..? Perhaps we shouldn’t have been so hasty selling off those old Underworld and Orbital CDs at Sonic Boom. Maybe we could’ve been rave retro. (There was that one time we sold off a lot of early ’90’s stuff, including that Speed 2 soundtrack we were never proud to own. They do take everything after all.) Seriously though, is this an aging scene who’s been raving since ’92 or is this a whole new generation of rave culture? (Imagine the promotional tagline: “This ain’t your parents’ rave scene.”)
All that aside, Torontoist Flickr photographer JaMmCat (Air`leth Aodhfin) has used nouveau rave culture as the inspiration for a lot of his shots including the very cool one above. After all, it’s a great scene to photograph — there’s lots of costumes, movement, lights, colours — and plenty of smiling subjects. The selected image we especially like because of how it appears to be illustrated with blobs of light. Great colours against that stark black background.