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Whitby Gothic by Annie Collinge Captures a Dark Annual Event

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: collinge and itsnicethat
Every year, the British seaside town of Whitby becomes host to an assortment of goth characters; this year, photographer Annie Collinge decided to document the event in a series of goth weekend portraits. Steeped in folklore and literary heritage, the town is the perfect venue for such gatherings. After all, It's Nice That points out how "Bram Stoker set parts of Dracula there, Robin Jarvis created a mysterious series of children’s books on its streets and a ruined abbey stands at the top of one of its cliffs, maintaining a physical, eerie presence on moonlit nights."

The goth weekend portraits captures a slew of gloomy people dressed in edgy ensembles and sporting creepy face paintings. Yet it is hard not to appreciate their costumes.