DGM Modeling Overview

18595314_1344329672325033_6137343372996500719_oIf you’re reading this, you’re probably new to submitting to DarkestGoth. You may be a professional model for other alternative magazines, or you may be new to modeling in the alternative or Gothic space, or even just now dipping your toe into modeling of any form.

Regardless of which of these you are, we want to provide an overview to simplify things as we work together. (If you do not yet have an active model account with us, you can create one yourself at our registration page or, if you have trouble, just email us via our contact page and we’ll get you set up.)

What is Gothic and Alternative Modeling?

Druid PriestessDespite the popular opinion that Gothic and Alternative models are mimes with wild hair or modern relics trapped in tragic black and white victorian photos, nothing could be further from the truth.

While black is often present to some degree in many forms of alternative modeling, it’s often simply there to provide contrast and definition for a colorful array of hues, with a love of vibrant makeup and fantastic outfits being quite common. (Cosplay, fantasy, scifi, pinup, club, and cirque du soleil looks are just as often included in this world as CyberGoth, Victorian, or Steampunk ones.)

The need for self-expression is the driving factor behind alternative modeling, which is extremely embracing of a wide variety of ages, sizes, tattoos, piercings, and even scars. (In most ways, alternative modeling is the antithesis of traditional fashion modeling–especially since many alternative models don’t begin modeling until their late twenties or after they’ve had a child.)

Check out the Example Gallery by clicking the image below to get a good feel of what the modern Gothic/Alternative style is here at DarkestGoth.

Example GalleryIf you already have a photographer and photos you’re ready to submit, click the Submission Tutorial Image below.

Submission Tutorial Video (Click Here)If you’re just getting started or don’t have a photographer, follow our Beginning Models Walkthrough by clicking the image below.

Beginner Models (Click Here)

Once you’ve done a few of these shoots and submitted them as Galleries to DGM, you should know if you enjoy alternative modeling. If you do, click the image below.

Intermediate Models (Click Here)Find more about finding Photographers and Group Shoots by clicking the image below.

Find Photos & Group Shoots (Click Here)

Can I, as a model, submit these images to DGM, or does it need to be the photographer?

For most situations, the answer is, “YES.”  The most common arrangements between a photographer and model permits the model to use images for unpaid publicity work–which our galleries fall into–so long as he/she credits the photographer properly.

Things To Remember

  1. You’ll automatically go to our Submission page each time you login with your account.  (If you’re already logged in, you can directly go to it with this link.)
  2. Read our submission guidelines
  3. Try to keep each gallery to one or two shoots, with a total of at least 6 images. (You can post multiple galleries, as well.)
  4. Update your profile with a picture and bio paragraph


You’re in an exciting world that is really starting to explode, impacting and effecting far more of the world than ever before. We’re so glad to have the opportunity to work with you in your modeling endeavors.