Feb 1, 2009

Feature: Ghoul


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GGotW: What got you started modeling?
G: An ex boyfriend of mine saw an add online, for a new Australian, alternative magazine and begged me to go try out. Even though I though it was a complete waste of time, I went along to the meet-up to see what all the go was. I did a few test shots with the photographer and he was interested right away. I had no modeling experience whatsoever and was actually very camera shy, but apparently the fool saw something in me!

GGotW: Did you model anything else before that?
G: Not really no, I was extremely camera shy and wasn’t interested in being a model whatsoever! In fact the thought had never even crossed my mind! I’ve experimented a little since starting modeling, but I never seem to stray too far from my roots!

GGotW: Is there a lot of opportunity to model alternative in Australia?
G: Yes there is if you are willing to work for it. The alternative modeling industry is something that takes time and work. Too many models have done one or two photoshoots and then disappeared off the alternative modeling radar. If you are willing to work at it, get to know people, photographers and designers there is a lot of opportunity, I think it’s just knowing where to look.

GGotW: Who have you modeled for?
G: I’ve modeled for most well known photographers in Melbourne itself, and I’m now hoping to travel Australia a bit more and work with people interstate and eventually overseas.

I’ve modeled for a few companies which include Maschine Nation, who make cyberlox and other cute and offensive accessories. Dusk Moth Designs, which are a more elegant and casual alternative fashion label. Asylum7 which are a well know Australia Corset company. Obsidian Lace, who are the up and comers in Corsetry. Raven Clothing who are a well known alternative fashion label in Australia and overseas. Tradgic Beautiful, who make a lot of cyber and club wear.

GGotW: Have you done any modeling with other models?
G: I’ve done a fair bit of work with other models along the line. I’ve worked with other models who are into Goth genres, pin-up, fetish, fashion etc. Some who are still around, some who are long since gone. I’ve even worked with some child models. I’m up for anything, as long as I see it benefiting me or my work in some way or another.

GGotW: In your profile to us you talked about travel, have you traveled for modeling?
G: I was planning to do some modeling in Egypt when I went over in 2007, but went I looked into it I found out how some of the men can be to girls over there. I had enough trouble just walking down the street, let alone being provocative in front of a camera! I know it’s not much of a record, but my furthest away shoot was a four hour train trip, where a bunch of people got together and spent two nights in one Australia’s most haunted places.

It’s a lovely old building built in the 1800’s that was once an insane asylum. There are a lot of rumors about that place, so it was great fun to do some work out there. It’s in a remote country town, and strangely enough the locals were very friendly when a group of about 20 Goths rocked up at the local bar for a beer! They even knew that we were shooting at the old asylum and gave us a bit of an insight of the history there; a few of them had even worked there before it closed down in the early 90’s.

GGotW: What size do you get down to in a corset?
G: I refuse to go out to a party without wearing a corset. My partner is pretty much the same. He has gotten used to lacing me so tight that he is worried he will break a rib! I’m a size 12-14 Australian, with a 34 inch waist without a corset, with a corset I can get down to around a size 8 Australian. I’m aiming to get smaller with some waist training!

GGotW: Where do you get your outfits in Oz?
G: There are quite a few alternative shops here in Melbourne that are all in the city central itself. I buy quite a few things in the city itself, most of the alternative shops are in the famous street of shopping, that is called ‘Brunswick’ street, a lot of my other outfits are bought from online stores, or designers I work with. My cyberlox are made by a company called ‘Mashcine Nation’, which is owned by my two closest friends, they help me out a lot with accessories and hair extensions. But my wardrobe is full of international brands such as Mercy, Lipp Service and Tripp.

GGotW: Is there a lot of Goth culture in Victoria?
G: There is a fair Goth scene in Victoria. Ranging from Deathrockers, to Cyber. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be all that much of a younger generation around though, a lot of alternative people, but not Goths per say. We have quite a few alternative festivals starting up down here though which is good, it brings people in from interstate and even overseas. In 2008 there was Melbourne’s first alternative festival called The Melbourne Bizarre Music Festival, which I was lucky enough to model in. It was held over a few days and had performers of all kinds, from catwalk models, circus acts, burlesque and bands. Another great alternative festival we have is called Circa Nocturna, which is part of the L’Oreal fashion week which has been running for quite a few years now. It’s basically an alternative fashion show, and it’s quite a big night in our little community. I’ll be part of it this year for the second year running, modeling for an Australian corset company called Obsidian Lace.

GGotW: What is the story behind your name?
G: No story behind the name really,
I had a friend who finished his name with Ghoul, and he called me my real name, then Ghoul afterwards, so I just dropped the real name and became 'Ghoul'

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Ghoul said...

Nice to know you all care about me enough to stalk me via the web!
Much appreciated!

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Medusah said...

Seriously.. All you Anonymous and whoever people need to chill the fuck out..
Who cares if you hate the photos? If the photographer and model are happy that’s all that matters.

People who judge ANYONE before actually meeting them are very immature.
Not bothering to get to meet them for yourselves, and just assuming the person is horrible is fucking low.

Seriously though.. If you genuinely don’t like someone.. Do you really bother going around posting your 'high and mighty' opinion about them? NO (unless your still in school, then maybe)
Just get over it and find some other way to kill time.

And just to be like Claire.. If you don’t like her..
THATS YOUR PROBLEM! Most of us are over the bullying stage and don’t want to hear your issues about not liking someone.



Congrats to Ghoul for getting GGOTW.
(damn some people are douche bags..)


Gongrats to Ghoul for getting GGOTW.

Lily said...

Completely agree with Medusah.
Ghoul looks fucking awesome in her shots and congrats to her for getting GGOTW.
Everyone else out there in Melbourne hiding behind their computer screens can seriously get a life.
If you don't like Ghoul, and really feel the need to share your opinion, go and tell her.
Grow a pair and actually take some responsibility.
Everyone else on the net doesn't need to hear about your petty issues. We seriously don't give a shit.

Congrats again, ghoul. You freaking deserve it.

Lily xox

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Matt Allan said...

Hey Doll!

Congrats on getting GOTW... don't listen to those other wankers though! I'll work with you anytime... you're professional, experienced, stunningly beautiful and most importantly, lots of fun to be around. Mwah!

Dirgesinger said...

Even though I am more into "trad" goth scene (if there were any as "scene" in hungary...) but Ghoul You are definitely wickedly wonderful! These pictures make me wanna go into industrial fetish parties.

Go on and do not care what people say who do not have manners!

KiToKo said...

WOW! YOUR PHOTOS ARE AMAZING :) LOVED 'EM ^^