Vanitas: Underwater Photography by Alexander James

Romantic underwater photography. Still life scenes meticulously created in huge dark tanks of water then photographed. Artist statement:
This series revisits the work of the 17th century Dutch masters using period props, food and real insects including butterflies that I breed myself. Each carefully staged underwater scene is captured in-camera, using subtle distortions of light and movement from the water’s own wave energy to create a unique and painterly effect without either traditional or digital post-production. The subjects appear to be floating in a black space which neither interferes nor disrupts the subject matter but interacts with it within this void to offer a serene and dreamlike sensation. 
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To celebrate Afro-indian culture within East Africa.

Photos by tanishq aarka

This is Africa, our Africa

(Source: ourafrica)

Don’t you dare
Shrink yourself
For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow.
m.v., Advice to my future daughter, #2.  (via pnko)

(Source: candle-lighted)

and i said to my body. softly. ‘i want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath. and replied, ‘i have been waiting my whole life for this.’
nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)


Revelry co-ord 1! I’m uploading this now because I’ll be staying at my parents with no convenient lighting/blanket/time and space to do this before next Saturday.


JSK: Lief

Blouse: Lady Sloth

Bonnet; Surface Spell Gothic

Flowers/jewellry: Offbrand

Not pictured: White lace tights, generic black shoes and bolero.

I looooooove this print so much, excited to wear it as well as wear proper classic, which I do very seldom.


Paintings by Gilles Grimoin



terrarium king, ken marten

I am obsessed with these.




pretty much

I want every part of this!

yes please

(Source: wifetodarkness)

In the spirit of Halloween, what type of monster could you see me as?


Please please please please

(Source: monacomonoikos)


Alejandra Acosta illustrations to Angela Carter



Just some stuff I’d totally put in my house…

More decor ideas for the future Elder Goth Retirement Haunted Mansion,