Here's a piece of my Daft Punk remix to listen to as you check this monster post about the essence of Fluon.
Daft punk - High Life (Barthol Lo Mejor remix) extract
|One of the most colorful acts ever seen was in the "world's smallest cabaret" in Paris, 2009|
As this is post #150 I have decided to write about doing Fluon. It all started in Paris back in 2009. At the time I was already doing 2 blogs. First my travel blog "RaveInParis" which was about my adventures in Paris and everything along the way.
|I was visiting a friend in Paris when orchestra students arrived with marker-drawn faces |
and started taking of their clothes, 2009
The second was "You Are Cute if You Listen" which is a blog about what people are listening to on their iPods on the streets, in the metro and parks.
|A good friend in Paris shouted "lets do something crazy" and then climbed the traffic light, 2009|
Fluon was at first supposed to be something like Tumblr to gather all the images that inspire me. The title was incorporates "fluorescent" (which is a very French word) and "neon". That's the visual and attitude I have been going for all the time.
|My favorite polish girl in Paris at my birthday with her polish girlfriend, she also had a French boyfriend, 2009|
At first there weren't that many photos or text, but as time went on I got into it more and more and wanted to give it a magazine-like feel. Of course one of the biggest influences has been Vice magazine, but also writers like Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson with their simple but effective style.
|Shopping in Paris with an almost local girl, 2009|
|Fantomas from Art Security used to go around wearing deep blue welding glasses, 2009|
Also it's about documenting the loose scene I have been a part of for over ten years. There's no real way of labeling or limiting it but it incorporates to some extent scenes like Tartu Electro, Robodada and indie electro.
|My flatmate after Paris and her friend enjoying champagne from the bottle, 2009|
Fluon is also my main outlet for the photos I take. From 2012 I have around 7500 photos and consider that I erase duplicates and most of blurry ones, not to mention that for months I didn't have a camera.
|Trying to open a wine bottle at old Salvador, 2009|
I usually have my small camera with me at all times and I take pictures of everything that I find interesting. For you I select photos that tell a story. I do the same with words, but I have often heard that people only come for the photos or they just skim the blog.
|She loves bass and she got it for her birthday, 2009|
I like it when people take the time to relive what happened that night and they get to experience a small adventure. Usually it's a party, sometimes an exhibition and other times it's something else, but it's always fun.
I confess I like taking sexy photos of girls where ever they are, but that's not the main point of Fluon. It's about our youth - the parties of yesterday and today and hopefully tomorrow and everything that goes along with it.
|The most colorful Estonian act - Queennaive in Plink Plonk, 2009|
The coolest bands and DJs and festivals that deserve to be remembered and reminisced about have a place on Fluon. Where else can you find out what the hottest party was a year ago? Who else is going to tell you ten ways to get into a party for free?
|This is something in the lines of Vice Magazine, 2009|
So this is why I do it every week (at least I try to). If you come by and you enjoy it then leave a comment, a like, or a listen on the Soundcloud player for me.
|Under my window, she liked to stay on the ground for hours, 2009|
|Leaving the girls alone with your camera might be a good idea. Old Salvador toilet, 2009|
|Timo Toots' Linnujaam next to the Tallinn airport, 2009|
|Kiwa and Madis Ligema playing at Genklubi with the coolest visuals, 2009|
|A pair of night swinging girls, 2009|
|At Nicolas' rooftop party with friends, 2012|