Revisiting Some Old Gloomth Shoots

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It’s 2019 and we have been creating different shoots for Gloomth since 2007. Hundreds of shoots, thousands of photos, so many models, and countless concepts and themes. Some ideas get revisited time and again and some were left as one-offs. Here’s a look back at three unique Gloomth shoots from the past with concepts we haven’t really touched on again.

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Folk Art- Gothic bohemian packed with textures and details and oddities. This was the first “floor” shoot I art directed I think. Russel Hall was the photographer and the models are Vamp and Annie Ng. See more from this series on flickr.

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Punky- This was part of a larger shoot day with photographer ViperEscueta and model CheshireCat. I had a lot of fun styling the looks for this shoot, including this punky weird style Cheshire is wearing with our old Union Jack dress and some busted glasses I found in the park. More from this series here!

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Alternative Dreams- I don’t really like styling “normal” variations of our looks. It’s much more challenging to experiment or push boundaries than to find ways to make the “weird” stuff I design appeal to a broader audience. Over time I’ve just abandoned any efforts to neutralize our style to appeal more widely, folks either dig our weirdness or they don’t. You can see my attempts at making our designs seem less “far out” in this old shoot with model Vorm Van Aimee and photographer Valter Mendes (and my weirdness still crept in a fair amount in the styling). A few more from the day on flickr.

Thank you to all of the models and photographers who’ve collaborated with me over the years! I have learned so much and continue to develop with every new shoot or concept I tackle. Let’s make amazing, spooky art this year together! 🙂

-Taeden

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New 1 Hour Mini Photoshoot Sessions!

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We are excited to announce we now offer 1 hour photo sessions are available right on our website! Buy any one of our in stock dress designs and you can get a casual 1 hour photo session with Gloomth’s photographer at our studio (or outdoors near it) for only $75!

Details here!

Get gorgeous photos of yourself in your new Gloomth ensemble! Includes coaching and photography, 15-25 edited high resolution images you can use for anything you like (post them to social media, have them printed, or for your portfolio, etc), and loaner petticoat and accessories if need be.

Taeden has worked on hundreds of shoots and will work with you to get the best poses and angles for your look! Work with her on concept and theme and create your dream photoshoot. No modeling experience is necessary! All bodies, genders, and ages are welcome (minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, no exceptions).

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This is only available for customers local to us at this time, but if you have questions or would like to organize a group shoot or one that includes makeup/hair styling please contact us! Yes, we also offer this service without the purchase of a Gloomth dress but the cost is different.

-Taeden

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New “Doll Crosses” Print Leggings or Tights!

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First new print item of 2019!!!

Our new “Doll Crosses” fabric features our designer’s assemblage creepy doll crosses, bandaids, eyeballs, bows, and teeth! Exclusive to Gloomth. We’re offering these as tights or leggings in sizes up to 5XL. $48

Check them out here!

-Taeden

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“Every Alien’s Favorite Cousin”

It’s easy to be cynical when social media is flooded with celebrity-remembrance posts. Nowadays “celebrity” is so often something carefully manufactured by a team in a conference room somewhere: disingenuous, sponcon haunted, and buzzword dripping- aimed to hit the marks that “trend forecasters” have gleaned from all of our interactions online. You can smell the oil of the “machine” on that stuff. However some “celebrities” rose to popularity during times when doing so didn’t require a team and analytics, some are true artists and icons, changing culture as they change themselves time and again before our eyes.

David Bowie was an artist, and influenced millions of misfits and queers throughout our lives. His impact can be seen in all manners of art and music, spanning decades. A master of reincarnation throughout his life, I like to think of him reborn now in a form we can’t even recognize for all it’s wild difference.

On today, David Bowie’s birthday, I just want to gesture back at the incredible speech Tilda Swinton delivered for the opening of the “David Bowie Is” exhibit as it encapsulates the magic and power of his creativity, how even now it inspires the weirdos, draws us forth and connects us.

Thank you Mr.Bowie.

“Yet, I think the thing I’m loving the most about the last few weeks  is how clear it now is – how undeniable – that the freak becomes the great unifier. The alien is the best company after all. For so many more than the few.”

And this portion that feels so perfect today:

“So. Where are we now? Well, I know you aren’t here tonight, but Somehow, no matter

We are –
And you brought us out of the wainscotting like so many
Freaky old bastards
Like so many fan boys and girls
Like so many loners and pretty things and dandies and dudes and dukes and duckies and testicular types
And pulled us together

Together
By you
Dave Jones
Our not so absent, not so invisible, friend

Every alien’s favorite cousin
Certainly mine”

The whole speech can be read here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/b/blog/va-network/tilda-swintons-dinner-speech-opening-david-bowie?sf10717152=1

-Taeden

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Victorian Attic Photoshoot Party in Toronto

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Join us Feb 24th for a mini Photoshoot Party!!!!!! Get a full Gloomth Girl makeover and do a photoshoot with us in a gorgeous antique-infested set! 🙂

We have two packages available for this event, one that includes a dress and one that doesn’t! Come get gorgeous photos in our space and meet some other creative like-minded weirdos.

Details on Facebook!

-Tae

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Sitewide Sale!

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Til January 10th get 15% off any order over $75 on our website!!!!!!! Code: 2019GO

Valid worldwide, no cash value, cannot be applied to shipping or with other codes/discounts. Questions? Email us!

-Taeden

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Happy 2019!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy to finally wave goodbye to the massive challenge of 2018, here’s to working hard to build our future in 2019! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, we are back to our usual madness after our brief break and excited to create new shoots and events.

-Taeden

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