Goths and Satanism: Why the Confusion? [SPOKESMODEL ARTICLE]
Oct13

Goths and Satanism: Why the Confusion? [SPOKESMODEL ARTICLE]

This article aims to examine why people so often assume that Gothic people are Satanists, looking at the history of Satanism and the association with Witchcraft. Also examining how the media portrayal of tragic events has lead to Goths being labelled as Satanists.

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Gen Con Virgin: Amaranth Cosplay takes on Gen Con 50 [EVENT/PHOTO ARTICLE]
Sep14

Gen Con Virgin: Amaranth Cosplay takes on Gen Con 50 [EVENT/PHOTO ARTICLE]

Simply put, Gencon was stunning. I never expected the scope of the place. Everywhere I looked, there was something new to discover. I originally hadn’t planned a cosplay for the first day, but that idea was quickly abandoned–which inadvertently led to this shoot and article about exploring Gen Con for their first time.

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Night School 2016: Dance is Now in Session! [EVENT/GALLERY]
Nov26

Night School 2016: Dance is Now in Session! [EVENT/GALLERY]

This gallery is from 2016’s Night School Dance held on August 26th, 2016 at the Bar Complex in Lexington, KY. The Undead were out of class early to tear it up on the dance floor!

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Which is Goth? Subsections of the Counter-Culture [ARTICLE]
Oct09

Which is Goth? Subsections of the Counter-Culture [ARTICLE]

DGM writer, Veronika Gypsy, explores the controversial theory of what the Goth subculture is…which Goth is? Alternative opinions and theories are welcomed as this is designed to start the ball rolling on conversing about Gothic outlooks!

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Tea Time: How to Make a Victorian Picnic [EVENT ARTICLE]
Jun04

Tea Time: How to Make a Victorian Picnic [EVENT ARTICLE]

The story about Victorian Picnics in Krasnodar’s origin. Here’s details of making this kind of events with examples.

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Gothic Interior & Home Decor: It’s Not Difficult! [STYLE ARTICLE]
Mar23

Gothic Interior & Home Decor: It’s Not Difficult! [STYLE ARTICLE]

Are you fond of Gothic style and want to see it in your apartment? I’m sure, if you’re like me, then you say, “Yes”. Of course, it’s not so easy to make a Medieval or dark and aristocratic setting. More precisely, it’s not affordable for most of us. However, don’t give up. I’ll tell about some simple things, which helped me to create a Gothic atmosphere at my home.

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Nemisis vs. Frostbite: Modeling in Extreme Weather [ARTICLE]
Sep02

Nemisis vs. Frostbite: Modeling in Extreme Weather [ARTICLE]

One of the most popular questions I hear after posting a new outdoor wintertime shot on social media is “How do you stay warm outside like that?” Quick answer to that is simply put: I definitely do not.

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Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination [ARTICLE/EVENT]
Feb18

Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination [ARTICLE/EVENT]

The British Library’s exibition dedicated to the birth and evolution of the Gothic genre over the last 250 years. The curator of the event Tim Pye said: “The Gothic is one of the most popular and influential genres and we are happy that this exhibition has worthily celebrated its history spanning 250 years.”

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V’s Guide to Group Shoots #3: The Day OF the Group Shoot [ARTICLE]
Aug21

V’s Guide to Group Shoots #3: The Day OF the Group Shoot [ARTICLE]

We’ve talked about: What is a Group Shoot? Then yesterday, we moved on to: How do you prepare for your group shoot? Now we move on to the actual day of the group shoot! The following 8 pieces of advice are written from the perspective of a model, since I get so many of them asking how to prepare for these types of group shoots. However, almost everything (even the ‘Games’ advice) can be done by photographers with just a little modification.

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V’s Guide to Group Shoots #2: Preparing for the Group Shoot [ARTICLE]
Aug20

V’s Guide to Group Shoots #2: Preparing for the Group Shoot [ARTICLE]

Yesterday we looked at the question: What is a Group Shoot? In today’s article, we look at how to find models or photographers to work with at a group shoot. (Tomorrow we’ll look at a list of best practices for the day of the Group Shoot.) Now on to V’s 12 Steps To Prepare for a Group Shoot!

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V’s Guide to Group Shoots #1:  What are Group Shoots? [ARTICLE]
Aug19

V’s Guide to Group Shoots #1: What are Group Shoots? [ARTICLE]

Every year, numerous communities around the globe host group photo shoots designed to help models and photographers find each other. There are tons of benefits to everyone, since you can essentially go to just one location and work with five to six new photographers, models, or both. (Some folks do modeling half the day and photography half the day.) Sometimes these are hosted by colleges with large artist/photographer populations and sometimes they’re used by major ad and marketing agencies to spot new talent on both the photographic and modeling front. However, usually, they’re hosted by…

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