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Stoked to announce my art exhibition at Roadburn Festival!

Here’s what RB says:

“In our unstoppable thirst for creative expression, we’re hosting an exhibition of the surreal and macabre drawings of the incredible talented Marald van Haasteren at this year’s Roadburn Festival.

Born in Leiden, The Netherlands in 1970, Marald is best known for his collaborative work with John Dyer Baizley on the images and packaging artwork of Baroness latest album, Purple. Brought together by art and music, their longtime friendship also resulted in Desperation Burns, an exhibit of their intricate artwork for the much lauded album, and showcasing Marald’s work to an American audience

Being part of the DIY underground scene since the late 80s, Marald has also been making art for the likes of High on Fire, Kylesa, and Bolt Thrower to name but a few. His distinctive blend of jaw-dropping craftmanship and delicate, compositional sensibility ranges from black and white ink works to full colour paintings, enhanced by digital media – though the basis for Marald’s stunning technical masterpieces, remains hand drawn imagery.

We really hope that all of you, like us at Roadburn HQ, will loose yourself completely within the density of Marald’s visual landscapes – one moment, he will lure you into a dark and diabolical netherworld, the next his symbology and narrative will remind you of how precious and beautiful life truly is.

The two worlds of Marald Van Haasteren will be on display at Roadburn 2017 from April 20 – 23 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.”

By Jordyn

Today I encouraged my five-year-old niece, Jordyn, to try out my Grown-Up Camera, and I think she might be a better photographer than me.

So, I present to you a small selection of her absolutely EXCELLENT work - a photo essay exploring the world of the Backyard, starring her sister Makayla, her labrador Sheba, Uncle Andy, and Auntie Paige. 

anonymous asked:

i like your blog but you post to many black goths. imho they just dont look right.

They look just as beautiful as any white goths and they have the right to express themselves and exist in this space as much as anyone else.

I’ve said this before but I’ll repeat since it needs to be said:

There is no right skin colour to be goth. Period. Goth is a composite of multiple things and appearance is just one fraction of all that. Skin colour, hair colour, make-up style, gender, and whatnot do not define whether you can be goth or not, and no way is the “right” way to have them.

The pale red-lipped and black-haired girl dressed in all black might be the stereotype of a goth but that is a very shallow and one-sided representation of the people in the community. How many of us actually fit into that stereotype? How many of us strive to look like that because if we don’t, we will get told we don’t look right? Goth has since its beginning featured many ethnicities, and there is nothing weird about non-white goths in the subculture. Research information and photos of the English goth scene in the 80s. There are loads of non-white goths absolutely rocking the original look (not to mention creating other forms of gothy art like alternative music). The main reason it “doesn’t look right” to you is because the stereotype is so strong and over-represented in gothic imagery. But we all know stereotypes can be terribly, terribly wrong, which leads to this kind of racism (yes, that’s what this is).

There are many gothic styles I personally don’t like, but it is not my place to tell those people that I don’t think they look good. I wouldn’t want them telling me that, so why would I do that to others? And I’m talking about styles that someone chooses to wear, so can you even imagine hearing it about something you cannot choose like skin colour? I understand that it is your personal preference and your opinion but is it necessary to bring it up when all it will do is discourage people from being a part of a community they feel they belong to? There’s a ton of people outside the subculture whose ignorance can make being a goth difficult, we shouldn’t be doing that to each other within the subculture too.

Some goths are black, some goths are Asian, some goths wear hijabs, some goths keep their natural hair, the list goes on. And they all look gorgeous and have as much right to express themselves in the subculture as white goths. In reality the subculture is extremely diverse but there is so much gate-keeping from goths who think that you need to look like X and listen to Y that we end up only seeing a glimpse of it all. That shouldn’t be, and as corny as it sounds, we should try to create a comfortable, safe community instead of one that shuns people out because they do not fit a stereotype.

The non-white goths aren’t going anywhere from my blog, they belong there as much as any white goth, classic horror heroine or Addams Family member.

to the one who smiles so brightly no matter what happens

happy birthday taehyung 

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Mon top 10 2016 / My 10 favorites 2016

Merci à tous, abonnés ou non pour vos likes et reblog. Merci de votre soutien. Thank you everyone, followers or not, for your likes and reblog. Thanks for your support and best wishes for this new year. #lesyeuxdelatete

Un merci particulier à @basilepesso @yeswearemagazine @istumbled-upon

@imiging @photosworthseeing @lensblr-network @streetrebloggery … pour m’offrir de la visibilité.

i forgot i was redoing that hideous old musain piece until it cropped up on my dash again yesterday and i went into overdrive and did the lineart 

Susie Smoking, Susie Bick for Yohji Yamamoto, 1988

I sometimes think Nick almost doesn’t know how to create a conventional image of a woman. This composition was created for the 1988 Yohji Yamamoto catalogue with model Susie Bick. Cigarette, short hair, her slouching pose on the chair, the expression on her face and the abstract background not only create a mystic atmosphere, but they also give a bit of an androgynous feel to the overall image. And yet, because of the colours in the composition she’s entirely seductive in her almost exhausted, blasé pose. - Carrie Scott, Director and Curator, Nick Knight Archive