Nightlife photography: Cool New York photographers

Feast your eyes on some of NYC’s best nightlife photography, and hear from the people behind the lens.

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  • Photograph: Charles Roussel

    Nightlife photography by Charles Roussel

    Diplo at Eyebeam 2011

  • Photograph: Charles Roussel

    Nightlife photography by Charles Roussel

    DJ Mehdi, Busy P, A Track, Boyz Noise; 2011

  • Photograph: Charles Roussel

    Nightlife photography by Charles Roussel

    Eats Everything at Cielo, 2012

  • Photograph: Charles Roussel

    Nightlife photography by Charles Roussel

    Julio Bashmore at Le Poisson Rouge, 2012

  • Photograph: Charles Roussel

    Nightlife photography by Charles Roussel

    Nicolas Jaar at MoMA PS1, 2012

  • Photograph: Charles Roussel

    Nightlife photography by Charles Roussel

    Photek at MoMA PS1, 2012

  • Photograph: Charles Roussel

    Nightlife photography by Charles Roussel

    Pillow Talk at WIP

  • Photograph: Charles Roussel

    Nightlife photography by Charles Roussel

    Rick Ross at Vice Magazine Party, 2011

  • Photograph: Charles Roussel

    Nightlife photography by Charles Roussel

    The Rapture at Le Bain, 2011

  • Photograph: Charles Roussel

    Nightlife photography by Charles Roussel

    Brodinksy and Busy at Le Bain, 2011

  • Photograph: Charles Roussel

    Nightlife photography by Charles Roussel

    The Martinez Brothers at the Rivington Penthouse, 2012

Photograph: Charles Roussel

Nightlife photography by Charles Roussel

Diplo at Eyebeam 2011


Charles Roussel (charlesroussel.com, onenightshot.com)

Roussel was known as the camera guy among friends, taking photos of everything, but only as a hobby. When he lost his job in 2008, he decided to go full-time. He started taking party photos for friends who were promoters, which, he says, “was a good way to experiment with extreme settings.”  He shoots for the Standard Hotel, MoMA PS1 and Autobrennt, among others.

His approach
“I act as an invisible witness—which means not interacting—to keep the scene intact and report its spontaneity. I think the point of taking photos is to report the energy that was there, seen from the eyes of the crowd as much as from the eyes of the DJ. In nightlife, a good picture makes you think ‘I wish I was there!’ ”

His favorite parties to shoot
“I follow music, and I go to events with a good lineup of indie DJs: MoMA PS1’s Warm Up, Ete d’Amour, Autobrennt, Dog & Pony, Sheik ’n’ Beik, KDC and others. I also like going where I come across people I know: Le Bain, Le Baron; and I miss subMercer.”



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