London England’s Prestigious Gothic Cemetery - In the 1960s various people claimed to have come in contact with vampires and ghosts whose descriptions included a tall man in a hat, a spectral cyclist, a woman in white, a face glaring through the bars of a gate, a figure wading into a pond, a pale gliding form all accompanied by ringing bells and voices calling
Heian aristocrats made a cult out of beauty. Both men and women prized a rounded, plump figure. The face in particular would ideally have been round and puffy. Small eyes were ideal for both sexes, as was powdery white skin. Aristocrats with dark complexions, both men and women, frequently had to apply makeup to appear more pale.
Hope Gangloff produces very contemporary portraits and compositions with figures particularly in her portrayal of men. Hope mainly uses her friends as models I love the clash and bang of her fabrics and patterns, that cacophony of pattern that surrounds her pale models.