Monday, 28 September 2015

Black Rose Ball

The Black Rose Ball is a gothic masquerade ball held each year at the De Grey Rooms, York. I have been working with the Ball for a couple of years, helping with the promo photos both this year and last year. I missed the Ball itself last year, so was really pleased to be able to make it this time, taking portraits on the night, as well as photos of the event itself. Put aside any preconceptions you may have about Goths being depressing or unimaginatively dressed, it was a thoroughly uplifting event, rich with dark elegance, style and atmosphere. The De Grey Rooms provide just the right setting for such an event with the ballroom's height and period features complementing the ball-goers' ornate masks and dress perfectly. Lighting was deliberately minimal, which made for tricky photographic conditions, but I hope that some longer exposures helped convey the mood...

Photo collage featuring images from the Black Rose Ball - Chris Jones Photography

I also helped out with photos from the concert night, which was held at the Fulford Arms the night before, with Goth bands Dionisis and Pretentious, moi? providing an excellent soundtrack, at once rocking, melodic, haunting, growling and many more...

Collage featuring photos from the Black Rose concert - Chris Jones Photography

Monday, 28 September 2015

Black Rose Ball

The Black Rose Ball is a gothic masquerade ball held each year at the De Grey Rooms, York. I have been working with the Ball for a couple of years, helping with the promo photos both this year and last year. I missed the Ball itself last year, so was really pleased to be able to make it this time, taking portraits on the night, as well as photos of the event itself. Put aside any preconceptions you may have about Goths being depressing or unimaginatively dressed, it was a thoroughly uplifting event, rich with dark elegance, style and atmosphere. The De Grey Rooms provide just the right setting for such an event with the ballroom's height and period features complementing the ball-goers' ornate masks and dress perfectly. Lighting was deliberately minimal, which made for tricky photographic conditions, but I hope that some longer exposures helped convey the mood...

Photo collage featuring images from the Black Rose Ball - Chris Jones Photography

I also helped out with photos from the concert night, which was held at the Fulford Arms the night before, with Goth bands Dionisis and Pretentious, moi? providing an excellent soundtrack, at once rocking, melodic, haunting, growling and many more...

Collage featuring photos from the Black Rose concert - Chris Jones Photography