- Smith, AKA Mattko, explores "human rave behaviour" from 2000-2005.
Full On, Non Stop, All Over is Bristol-based photographer Matthew Smith's second rave culture book.
The 192-page book comprises club photos from the years following the turn of the millennium, when Smith changed his focus from the free party scene to clubland. Full On, Non Stop, All Over also includes an essay by Smith and a foreword by Simon Reynolds. It will be available via Trip Publishing.
"We now live in times when digitally mediated behaviour seems to have taken over direct human behaviour," writes Smith. "We have all just experienced a prolonged period of self-isolation in order to combat a virus. The reason for publishing this book now is to remind people of a time when the joyous unfettered energy of rave was everywhere, of a time when people were actually present in the moment, independent and free."
Smith continues: "I hope these images serve as a celebration of the honest human interaction from happier, less complicated times. I hope this book shines a little light during all this darkness, and that it reminds us of why we need to protect and preserve the best elements of club culture. Because that old saying is true: those who rave together, stay together."
Mattko is also known for his first book, Exist To Resist, which documented the outlawing of raves in the UK.
Preorder Full On, Non Stop, All Over here.