My gothic photography began when I first went to the Whitby Gothic Festival in 2010. I became fascinated by the different styles of costume and make-up and decided to join in. Backgrounds can be the problem, as the streets are often so crowded with people, so sometimes I have montaged the subjects into a fantasy background afterwards.

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If you want to sample the Whitby Goth weekend yourself, look at their dedicated web site at Whitby Goth Weekend. You will find goths who are there mostly for the music and film festivals and others who are sometimes called “weekenders” who are just there to enjoy dressing up.