Photography has long been a passion of mine so I have started this blog to share with you some of the magnificent sights and places I’ve seen so far, also it is my intention to travel around Britain taking photos as I go and recording it on this blog.
I would like to invite everyone in to join me on my travels, and hope that you all enjoy this photographic journey. Please leave your comments below and if there is a particular place you would like me to visit please let me know.
Gothic and Amazing started out as someone’s dream to show the world that Goth doesn’t have to be just dark and depressing. Like a black rose is dark but yet beautiful so why not find beauty in dark and be Gothic and Amazing. And with that, one day a Facebook page was born trying to show the beautiful part of Goth. The goal was to support everyone that fitted that description from models to photographers, make-up artists, stylists, music bands, shop owners and all kinds of Goth form of art.
Here are some of the beautiful the models from this site
1. Gothic and Amazing was born on the night of December 20th, 2012.
2. We gained 1000 fans during the first month!
3. We still have active fans that follow us since the very first day.
4. The name Gothic and Amazing came to remind people that not all Goth pages have to be dark, depressive or horror-themed… Gothic and Amazing, like the name states, was created to show that Goth can be beautiful and even colourful.
5. Our logo has always been a Black Rose, not because black roses are morbid but because they are dark and still beautiful (we always try to find and show the beauty in the dark).
6. G&A’s goal has always been to support and promote good quality alternative/goth work.
7. We do not post or promote horror, porno, and religious or bad taste work. We respect everyone’s opinion, therefore we keep racism, religion and politics out.
8. Our 1st website was launched on April 15 of 2014. We have a variety of weekly updates, including model & photographer interviews, band bios, styling tips and more.
9. We want to give the same chances to big-name artists and young starting ones. So if your work is good and fits G&A’s style, there is a place for you with us.
10. Even being very few, we manage to constantly grow our social media and online presence in general. You can find us on Facebook (where it all started), Tumblr and Instagram (now Patreon as well).
11. We just joined Patreon to give our fans a way to support our work and to give them a few special treats as a way to thank them for being so special to us.
12. We have never paid ads on Facebook or on any of or social media. Reach on all our social platforms is organic.
13. On Facebook, apart from our page, we also have a group named Gothic and Amazing, where you can share your work for free.
Follow the links to Gothic and Amazing social media pages and website.
It all began a long time ago in the Urals. When I was a child, I lived with my grandfather. And he was a watchmaker. The clock was everywhere, they ticked, squeaked, and woke up the neighbours at night with a twelve-hour battle. I adored the watch, I often sat and watched how my grandfather worked with them, looking for small details that fell on the carpet. I even asked him to teach me how to fix them too. But he just laughed and said that I’m too restless for this.
Later I came up with another idea. Since I can not save watches that are not subject to repair, I can make them something new and interesting. So began my experiments, which continue to this day. After a while, I learned that there is a whole subculture called “steampunk”, where the whole reality is based on mechanisms, gears, steam, etc and that I am in this alignment with my craft, it passing to me.
I can define my style as an experimental steampunk, I use very diverse materials to create my works, such as dried flowers, shells, natural stones, sometimes dead insects found in the forest during the collection of plants for a new collection, etc. Fantasy has no boundaries, so each product is unique. I never repeat the model, I’m sure every person is a unique universe and therefore for each one individual jewellery
PsychoSteampunk is a level of concentration where various states of consciousness manifest themselves, transforming the illusory nature of reality into anything by any means through the direct exercise of unbending intention, leading to uncontrollable joy and development of all participants of this action. ♾
At the moment, my work is not only the design of jewellery and decor products but also the process of revitalizing them in action. This is an exchange of experience with other masters, sometimes working in completely different directions, organize art events, photo sessions, video shooting, experimental dances, the conceptualization of the experience and presentation in different forms to the audience. This is my personal game with the universe and my language, in which I tell her fairy tales.
Another embodiment of my art is a comic book catalogue, which is preparing to see the world soon, and a hint of which you can see on my Instagram page. In it, I will tell a fantastic story about the distant future, wonderful heroes and try to convey the spirit of the PsychoSteampunk as much as possible!
Nicole is a stripper and go-go dancer who has experience across the country at both high-class clubs and dives. She recently became a new cam model starting out on MyFreeCams and an amateur content creator on PornHub. You can also find Nicole Pearl on OnlyFans.
Interests and hobbies:
Nicole Pearl spends her free time reading, gardening, and taking care of her animals. Although she has been known to enjoy the nightlife she prefers cocktails at home, nice restaurants, theatres, and museums. Nicole Pearl is the perfect girl next door- humble, down to earth, and kind – but she certainly has a taste for the finer things in life.
Well not exactly how I was thinking of starting the year but I guess the only good thing it it can only get better form here.
I’m getting stronger every day now slowly but surely I’m going to get back what I lost, this has been a valuable experience for me it has shown me that you can’t take things for granted, if you want to maintain a good level of fitness as you get older you have to make some sacrifices, also I have to remember I’m at a disadvantage to begin with, my COPD & asthma give me a handicap so I have to take extra care of myself during the winter months, making sure I feed my body good nutrition get adequate exercise along with a good amount of sleep to replenish my energy.
The other factors are of course trying to avoid going to places where there’s likely to be a higher risk of contracting any type of virus or infections as this will result in my contracting Pneumonia again and each time this happens I put myself at greater risk of damaging my lungs more, and this could prove to be fatal, and I really don’t want this to happen as I have lots of adventures I need to fulfill yet.
As you can see from my photo I’m off the CPAP & 02 so thing’s are definitely going the right way, I’m feeling whole lot better today than I have for a long time.
I’d like to see a big thank you to all my family and friends for all the help and support you have given me, all the online get well wishes from friends around the world I really appreciate you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The only way is up from here on so keep watching this space for my next update, hopefully new road trips in the not to distance future starting with a few in the UK, so looking forward to getting back in my van again…🙏
Despite 2019 being one of the best year’s ever with lots of goals being reached, and an absolutely Brilliant Summer I finished 2019 & started 2020 with Pneumonia with complications and ended up New Year Eve in Southend Hospital.
So yes not much celebration going on, but it did give me time to reflect back on 2019s travelling, weekend’s away, all the exciting, amazing thing’s and places I got to see, it made me feel incredibly grateful for being healthy enough to do these thing’s plus all the fabulously interesting, happy people I got to meet along the way. I also got to meet up with my lovely friend Michelle in Marbella Southern Spain at a yoga retreat she had organised with another friend Rachel, you can read about it title (September Road Trip) Now I’m looking forward to my 2020 adventures, taking every opportunity that comes along the get out and travel in my lovely campervan (Skylar) you can read about my adventures on here, and go over to my YouTube channel where you can travel along with me, just subscribe and hit the notification bell that way you won’t miss any new videos.
May I take this time to wish you all a happy prosperous new year, and don’t forget to Always Follow Your Dreams.
I’m off I’ve started my September road trip and a great first day the ferry crossing went well,
Skylar on Ferry
it was a little bit up and down, but all in all was quite smooth I guess I’m not the best of sailors
(hahaha) like it to be a mill pond really.
So got to Calais at 06.40 local time and headed off on the A16 south I pull into a service area to set up my new Sat-Nav only to find that it would not stay connected for some unknown reason…so set up Google Maps on my good old mobile, headed for Caugé when I spent the first night parked on a farm.
Free parking for the night .
Tunnel de Saint-Rimay
Set off for a place I had visited in June when I went on my Portugal Road Trip. The tunnel at Saint-Rimay, an old abandoned train tunnel used as a stronghold in WW2 by the German troops. A remarkable place passing under farm land what seemed like just an old tunnel at first.
Very eerie standing in and around this tunnel it was kind of spooky, I had a cold feeling come over me from the souls and spirits of the many lives that had been lost there during WW2. Needless to say I felt quite saddened by the thought.
Moving on I decided to revisit another place I’d been to before for an overnight stay after cooking myself some food another van pulled in, with a lovely young couple.
Keupon & Nico
Keupon Sauvage from Briey France & her partner Nico Tekass from Thionville France, they had been travelling for 5 months, they are French and had their two beautiful dog’s with them.
Area de descanso La Guardia. My stopover for the night you can find it on Google Maps.
Stopover for the night
Thursday San Roque
Thursday 12th September, its 71° beautiful Sunshine I can see the Rock of Gibraltar bbehind me.
The Rock of Gibraltar
Well I’d never had thought 5 years ago that I would be sitting at the back if my van looking at this, how amazing a really breathtaking view. I’m probably going to stay the night here as it’s nice and peaceful, there is another English van parked in front of me with a young couple enjoying touring around.
Another English Van
My trip to Gibraltar went ssmoothly after parking up Skylar I grabbed my cameras and headed off for the border passport in hand I walked across and onto Gibraltar first thing I saw a red phone box, then I had to walk across the runway of Gibraltar airport (see photo) and head for the town.
The runway at Gibraltar
I reached the town after a short walk it was just like I’d stepped back into the UK lol.
Shops and cafes all very nice I found it very expensive there apart from fuel 97p a litre booze cigarettes.
Yoga Retreat Spain
A 5 Day Yoga Retreat with Michelle & Rachel
Michelle & Rachel
How magnificent was this 15 females 2 males including me…we all stayed in a fabulous villa
Yoga Retreat Villa
near Marbella southern Spain, a pool, sauna, gym, and yoga all the food was freshly prepared cooked and served by the wonderful Rachel with some help from Paige, one of the lovely yogis, we had early mmorning yoga followed by breakfast then all day to do whatever we wanted beach, shopping, walking or just lounging around the pool. Late afternoon another yoga class followed with meditation ( one class taught by mmyself) an amazing evening meal cooled again by Rachel.
Well my September Road Trip plan is well underway way now and I’m getting super excited about it Skylar is almost ready with only a few more things to do before she is ready for the commence of the trip, it’s going to be a 4 week trip this time and will include a 5 day yoga retreat with my lovely friend Michelle leading the retreat, I’m very excited about this as well.
Stay tuned for the next update as the countdown continues to get closer to start of The September Road Trip 2019.
its been 120 days i haven’t had one drop of alcohol, not one cigarette,nor any other drugs .
4 months 😏 I actually cant believe it myslef still the title of my status instead of one number shows 3 now .My days goes quicker now and i count in weeks now and wonder if i will ever stop counting .I am still in treatment ,i am still attending meetings. I am doing good. This months I had to press the “red button “(call someone out of hours for help not to relapse only once ,in my first 30 days i called 8 ,so I’m coping much better and its visible. Amazing things are still happening all the time .I’m still gaining a healthy eight, I’m in the gym 4 to 5 x a week ,i look and feel great. My immune system has not failed once,i haven’t been poorly during all 4 months once .don’t get me wrong I still struggle there and then .I am still paying the debts I made living “that ” life and will pay till Xmas but with no missed payments, and so pis**d off with myslef for it but I’m also saving and financially doing better and better and will eventually get there .
I have a great plan about studying now,i have decided to become a police officer. I have a great plans for life,for the rest of the sober days of my life .
I have realised that i actually have a life beyond my addiction and its not boring being sober .
Many many people have left my life now, but also few just AWESOME has come in .
I dont remeber how it feels to be hungover,i don’t remember the withdrawals and calm downs anymore ,I’m the heltiest I have ever been now .i am completely in love with myslef ,my children,oh and someone else 😉
Thank you to all my true friends Who is trully happy for me ,for all the amazing support I have and for the fate you all have in me .roll on next sober days :)))
Much love ❤