The M'era Luna is a festival of goth, metal and industrial music. It is held annually on the second weekend of every August, in Hildesheim, Germany at Flugplatz Hildesheim-Drispenstedt, a former British Army airbase.
I don't think it comes as a surprise that Viona's Victorian Picnic in the Clara Zetkin Park is our favourite WGT event. Held on Friday, for many the first day at the festival, the picnic showcases the best of what alternative fashion has to offer.
It seems the weather gods appreciate this opulent event, as we have never experienced bad weather the three times we have attended the picnic. Although some of the costumes seemed a bit warm in the sun and heat, I think everyone dressed in huge gowns with long trains appreciates the lack of rain.
Even though Eisbrecher headlined day 1 of WGT, they are a new aquaintance to us. We listened to a couple of songs before leaving for Leipzig, and decided that this was something to check out. We like music with heavy guitars, and Eisbrecher delivers on that point.
It's the 9th of June, we are at Agra. Smoke fills the stage, and at 18.35 Bruno from Das Ich welcomes us all to the 20th Wave Gotik Treffen! 20 years is no small feat, but the festival just seems to grow and attract more and more people.
As steampunk rises as a emerging trend in the alternative scene, DraculaClothing becomes more and more popular. At this years Wave Gotik Treffen, we saw 24 people in corsets, jewelry and accessories from the brand.
I have gotten a lot of questions lately about photography, equipment and what settings you should use in different situations, so I decided to write a beginners guide to photography. I have also met a lot of people that call themselves photographers that don't know the basic settings of their camera.
I normally shoot in raw, this way I can leave the white balance on auto most of the time.
Being Norwegians, we just had to go to the Apoptygma Berzerk concert when they played at Prague's Lucerna Music bar. Press passes were secured through a mutual friend, and we were really looking forward to the show.
We arrived early, only to see that our friends were already there.
Oh, Castle Party, let me count the ways I love thee!
No, I won't count anything, but what I will do is let you know exactly what's so special about this tiny (in comparison to WGT) festival in the tiny (in comparison to everything) town of Bolkow, Poland.
Nikon 24mm 1,4 is a low light master, also great for nature photography and situations where you need to be close to the subject, like street photography or pictures at festivals. My first choice when I take pictures at festivals like WGT or Castle Party.
Concerts unless you have another lens and have time to change between them.
I started DraculaClothing in 2007, the idea came when we where walking around in Camden trying to shop for clothing, but failing since all the shops carried the same brands and I didn't like the quality or the price of the few things we found.