FlexDreams, where dreams are made into reality

FlexDreams, where dreams are made into reality

  Some eight years ago, when I was starting with my photography passion, I came across a talented young photographer from Ukraine. It was on DeviantArt where I first saw his work, and it made a huge impression on me. Though he didn’t know, I followed his work over the years and he grew into a brilliant photographer, with a slightly odd taste in subjects for his artwork, but very much to my liking. Today…

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Father Sebastiaan

Father Sebastiaan

Friday, the first day of WGT. I’m making my way down Agra towards the hangar that houses the goth equivalent of an Arabian bazaar. I’m off to meet a man I haven’t seen in years and I expect (hope, really) that finding his booth will be simple. I know what to look for – that unique shade of vampiric aesthetics with a velvety feel to it and a hint of steampunk. Nothing huge or elaborate,…

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Vampire make up tutorial

Vampire make up tutorial

________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Step 1: Applying foundation and defining the brows Begin with a clean moisturized face. As we’re going for the vampire look, choose a light toned liquid foundation, but make sure not to go more than a shade or two lighter than your natural skin tone for it will look far too fake. Be sure to start from the middle of your face and brush outwards, ensuring that your jawline is perfectly blended.To define your…

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AMPHI festival 2015 review

AMPHI festival 2015 review

This year, the Amphi Festival was held in one of the biggest venues in Cologne, the Lanxess Arena, for the first time ever. It is one of the most modern and sophisticated music halls in Europe. The outside area, which includes the Arena surroundings, contains an open air stage with lots of additional facilities such as resting and merchandize areas. The decision to change the venue proved to be a good one since Cologne experienced…

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“We are THE FROZEN AUTUMN, we ride the crest of the FROZEN WAVE” (Diego Merletto & Froxeanne 2009)

“We are THE FROZEN AUTUMN, we ride the crest of the FROZEN WAVE” (Diego Merletto & Froxeanne 2009)

On the 20th of February I finally had the opportunity to see the Italian band The Frozen Autumn playing live in London. They made such a great impact on me that night and many years before, as I discovered their music to be the cure both for my ears and soul. The Frozen Autumn started as a solo project of Diego Merletto as the singer, keyboardist and synth programmer in 1993. It was characterized by…

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Wave Gotik Treffen 2015.

Wave Gotik Treffen 2015.

Some 20000 goths from all over Germany, Europe and the world gathered in Leipzig, Germany, for this year’s Wave Gothic Treffen festival, just like every year for the last 24 years. During WGT’s four days, once a year, these 20000 people can meet and enjoy together the things that excite them all, the essence of being a goth. And if you’re not a goth, that doesn’t mean you still cannot have a loads of fun…

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Marc Almond: “The Velvet Trail” album review

Marc Almond: “The Velvet Trail” album review

Marc Almond, the British pop icon, started his career in the eighties as the part of the legendary and controversial duo Soft Cell. Marc later continued working on his solo career, releasing numerous albums and working on a number of projects. Diverse, but always with a touch of his own style which has defined his work throughout the years. This year he made a come back to the pop style flirting with the sound from…

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