Party photography is about as old as stumbling in the dark with your piss-soaked pants around your knees and a puke-stained lampshade on your head. That is to say, documenting the party is about as old as partying.
You can bet your vomitorium that there were desperate Roman sculptors who spent their weekends carving out recreations of other people's orgies. And what was the Renaissance if not one big pouty-lipped, cleavage-laden party pose?
For most of human history, the medium has been fairly predictable. That is, until Bleeding Palm
made its mark on the form with a wholly unique, no-holds-barred kind of psychedelic impressionism. And when Crossfade was putting together a checklist of essentials for our shamanic pilgramage to Voice of The Valley Noise Rally
, photographer and animator, Ronnie Rivera, was at the top of our list.More »