As you may know, a good bit of my work as a photographer focuses on models that seem to fall into one of the wider categories of three major subculture. These would be Goth, punk and emo. Well recently, I decided to do a photo shoot with an amazing young lady that also fits into an alternative culture in that she is an avid raver. That being the case, I’ll include that into the mix as well.
Posts tagged ‘punk’
The Alternative Modeling community at Twistedangels.net is seeking your videos to feature on our website! If you’re an aspiring film maker or just love to goof around with your video camera or cell phone, this contest could be for you.
We’ll accept videos from virtually any type of recording device including video-only cameras, still cameras that shoot video, cell phones, webcams and more, so long as the quality is reasonable.
All entries must be submitted by March 31, 2013. A winner will be announced on our Facebook and Twitter accounts by no later than April 8, 2012. And he or she will be have the option to be paid via Paypal or by mailed money order.
While the grand prize winner will take hone the cash, there will be one First Place winner who will get a HP Photo Printer with 4×6 photo paper and carrying case, a second place winner who will earn one year of free access to our website and a third place winner who will be able to select up to 5 hard copies of full-resolution 8×10 photos from our website featuring the model of your choice.*
See rules below:
Videos must be original content (you can use songs from any artist in them though) and cannot be published anywhere else on the Internet without our expressed written permission.
Videos should be centered around themes focused on goth, emo, or punk subcultures or body art and body modification.
Videos may not exceed 100 MB in file size, the smaller the better as that submitting larger files can be difficult.
In terms of subject matter, pretty much anything is acceptable from the silly and playful to the intense and sexy. ** If you aren’t sure, just ask.
There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.
All people featured in the video must be at least 18 years of age.
To submit your video:
Upload your video to a private file sharing tool like Yousendit, Dropsend, Transferbigfiles or Google Drive (share the download like only with us).
Visit our “Contact Us” page at TA leaving any relevant information about your video (title, cast, location…) in the message box along with the other required information. You may leave the download link in the “Website” box, message area or send it to email@example.com .
*This prize applies specifically to models shot by our staff photographer, not those submitted by other artists.
**Artistic nudity is acceptable but graphic pornography is not. And the videos cannot contain any illegal or discriminatory activity.
The term “Goth” is pretty generic.
It tends to conjure up certain images for the typical, mainstream individual. However, as a photographer who spends a lot of time working with alternative models, I can assure you that there are a number of different sub-cultures within the larger category we typical define as Goth. These sub-sections each tend to have a cool, artistic style of their own. With that being said, I give you a few of the many faces of the Gothic community.
Old school, traditional Goth:
It’s been a while…
since I’ve posted about one of my favorite subjects. As an avid fan of the arts, especially photography, I’ve long had a fascination with alternative style. This is apparent in much of my work with alternative models. If you’re not familiar with it, there are a number of prior posts that deal with this subject matter.
Anyway, when I also stop to consider my interest in various genres of music, some of those musical styles go right along with the alternative cultures of body modification (like tattoos and piercings), Gothic looks, punk attitude and more. That being the case, I decided to write this little post highlighting six of the hottest ladies in the music industry who fit the aforementioned mold if you will. Of course, there are many, many, more so feel free to offer your thoughts, suggestions or additions to this list.
From the beginning of her career in the poppy punk rock scene, Avril has been a huge success. She’s got attitude, she’s got talent and she’s got a punk but marketable look. She’s also been featured in the Maxim Hot 100 several times as well.
The first time I heard Hayley sing I was highly impressed with her vocal skills. Once I learned more about her band Paramore, I got hooked. She’s a stunning beauty and seems like loads of fun too.
This child actress from films like How The Grinch Stole Christmas has done a complete 360 and now sports a sexy goth look. The music she makes with her band The Pretty Reckless is dark and edgy.
While Megan is a little lesser known, it’s surely has nothing to do with her skills as a musician or her very attractive punk-ish look. I suggest you check out her song Tap That for starters.
Perhaps American Idol’s hottest and most authentic rock chick, Siobhan seems to be a fun and eclectic package. After she sang the Rolling Stones’ Paint It Black on AI, I darn near fell in love.
While Shirley hasn’t been active in music in a while, this lead singer of the band Garbage was arguably the most notable Goth chick in music from the mid-90’s – early 2000’s. If you want to see for yourself, maybe you should check out the video for the song When I Grow Up.
It’s finally here!!!
As you may know by now, in my photography work I love the chance to work with alternative models. While that genre of modeling does cover a lot of area, I’m specifically referring to those who feature tattoos and piercings, vibrant colored hair and perhaps something of a goth, emo or punk style.
That being the case, a site I work with called Twisted Angels just published it’s 2013 wall calendar. I’m so excited by the results considering it’s the first time the site’s calendar has featured more than 13 photos. The count is actually 25, the cover, one main shot for each month and one small one too.
Anyway, if you’re so inclined to check out a preview, you can do so below.
Please keep in mind that some of these photos would fall into the NSFW category and you may not want them to be readily accessible by children. Nudity can be and often is artistic and beautiful but is also often hard to explain to your boss of an inquisitive young child.
So, a website I work with in the alternative modeling industry is holding a video contest and I’d like to pass the info along to the readers here at Creative Dreamers. Below you will find the details of the contest. Feel free to join anytime as that it runs through mid-September.
Twisted Angels Video Contest
1 Grand Prize – New Digital Video Camcorder, 1 item of your choice from the Twisted Angels Store at http://www.zazzle.com/twistedangels and a one year free subscription to our site at http://twistedangels.net.
3 First Prizes – One on one video chat session with one of our amazing models, a free professional photo of one of our models and a one year free subscription to our site.
5 Second Prizes – A free professional photo of one of our models and a one year free subscription to our site.
10 Third Prizes – A one year free subscription access to our site.
Entertainment – These clips should feature women primarily and fit somewhere in the goth, emo, punk, body modification or related concepts themes. They can be anything from skits to stories about subcultures or your own personal body art. The options are pretty open ended.
Promotional – These clips should be a conscious effort to promote our website which focuses on the aforementioned subcultures and anything that goes along with them.
300 MB file size limit. Any common video format is acceptable. Any video recording device may be used.
All people appearing in the video and involved in the making of it must be at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in your region and voluntarily consent to involvement in the final product.
Entries may or may not be made with NSFW content but anything in this category must be artistic in nature.
Videos cannot contain any watermarking or similar content except in which case they only appear in either the intro or closing credits.
No real illegal activities may take place in the videos. Such things as simulated horror themes are fine.
All submissions must be received by no later than September 15, 2012.
HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES:
Once you’ve completed your video, upload the file to a private file sharing website (like Zippyshare, Google Drive, easy-share, etc.) not a public sharing site (like Youtube, Vimeo, Daily Motion, etc.).
Send a download link for your file to our e-mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not post your video anywhere else online. This e-mail address can also be used to ask any additional questions you may have.
Along with the link, in your e-mail send the following information:
Your name/nickname that you want credited for your video.
Any title you may have for your video that is not evident in the video or file name itself.
The names/stage names of anyone credited in the video.
The winning entries will be determined by Twisted Angels staff and/or assignees. Winners will be revealed Oct. 1, 2012 corresponding with the third anniversary celebration of our website.