“I began to attend the weekly Friday night dances at Le Cotonnier with my friends from the village. We drank warm beer and danced all night under the stars. Other than the generator that powers the music, there’s no electricity and no light – a challenge for any photographer! I began to experiment with flash, dancing while I was shooting, and rarely looking through the viewfinder. This was not a “project”: it was my life in the village. Boundaries collapsed: I made photographs as a participant rather than an observer. The element of chance became an integral part of the process since I never knew what images I was going to get.”
David Pace in an interview with Daylight, a documentary photography magazine
There are some photographers whose thoughts and writing on their work I find as compelling as their amazing images. David Pace is one of them. Give his interview a read, and see more of his work on his site here.