Press Photography at Whitby Goth Weekend

Photographing the goths at the bi-annual Whitby Goth Weekend can be a contentious subject, and has been open to much debate, I chipped in myself last year with this blog post you can read here. This year, I was shooting for the local paper, and knew I needed to get colourful, eye-catching images that encapsulated the massive variety of costumes and characters that Whitby attracts each year, using Whitby’s traditional gothic landmarks and architecture to set the scene.

The event attracts many photographers, for obvious reasons, my only words on the subject would be, don’t shoot photos up at the graveyard at St Mary’s Church, and always be polite and ask before taking someone’s photo – two key elements to a happy goth weekend for photographers!

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