2017 Dark Ones April Party – Portal Wars

Wizards, Warriors, Prince’s and Queens! Beasts and Fae! They came from the farthest dimensions. Transported thru a multitude of Portals to a single place in Time, A Single Place in Space. To Party with a Singular group of people…
The Dark Ones!
No strangers to the majik and mystery of Portals, The Dark Ones welcomed them all with a hearty meal, a seemingly never empty cup of the Portal Travelers favorite drink.
Music. Laughter and Dancing!

How could it be that we even KNEW this Convergence was even going to transpire?

My dear reader…have you forgotten so soon?
We Are The Dark Ones!

Follow this link to see the set on Flickr:  The Dark Ones April Party 2017: The Portal Wars

Ava & Alice

Alice & Wilgar

The Dark Ones April Party 2016: Elder Gods

ATTENTION: The LINK to the April Party Pics is at the BOTTOM of this post.  Oh, sure…you COULD skip straight to it by scrolling all the way down. But I GUARANTEE you will miss some interesting stuff that you may just wind up regretting for a very long time… Just Sayin’

DARK HORRORS FROM BEYOND!
Older than Angels, darker than Devils…

“Antiquarians say the Elder Gods were Gaia, Thoth, Tiamat, and the Titans, the sires of gods. Darker sources claim the elder gods lay hidden, in a formless Chaos that came before history with names like Azathoth, Yog Sothoth, Shub Niggurath, and the eldritch Cthulhu… the “Great Old Ones”.

Experts on the elder gods are rare, and rarely sane. The most respected and stable are those from Miskatonic University, a center of occult studies and inter-dimensional sciences. The Druid Gannd quoted from a lecture by Dr. LeHo at the school’s Dachaigh Annex “The nexus of power forming here in Arizona implicates a pending visitation to this site.” Gannd followed, “Fellow scholars, join me as we visit these ancient altars.”
The Dark Ones invite all adventurers, occultist, sorcerers, investigators, researchers and Miskatonic Alumni to come to the Dachaigh Campus in Glendale,AZ on the evening of April 30, 2016.”

For my Teaser Images from the set, and to start you all skipping down the path to the Insanity of the Elder Gods, I would actually like to get serious for a moment and highlight the talents of two very good friends, who both “just happen” to be beautiful Redheads. Have I ever mentioned to you that I have a “Thing” for redheads? No? Oh…  Both of these ladies are so hot they could only be illuminated by Flames (Tiki Torches in fact). That is the light source I used to capture both of these portraits.

First is Tori.  She is a model, photographer, and Storm Chaser (No, I’m not making that last one up).
Her Storm Photography has been seen on local news sites here in AZ and elsewhere.
She also sells prints of her personal and storm photography as a “Raw Artist” They are literally as painfully beautiful as she herself is.
Tori is about to embark on an adventure that is a Storm Chasers dream! It’s straight out of the plot of the movie “Twister”!
Tori is one of the newest members of the team who will be attempting to launch a new bit of Storm Technology INTO a Live Tornado!
It’s called The Dust Devil Project. She was also named as one of the speakers at the Upcoming (as of the time of this writing) MonsoonCon 2016. You can keep up to date on all of her exploits on her Facebook Page

Tori

Tori in the Light of the Tiki Torch

My next favorite Redhead is Nola Yergen of Design by Nola. Aside from being a personal friend, Nola is, more importantly
an Award Winning Costume Designer who, as you can see is as Gorgeous as she is talented.
She has worked on several film projects as well as teaching Theatre at Grand Canyon University here in Phoenix Az.

Nola

Nola In the Light of the Tiki Torch

 

And now. As promised…your link to the Party Pics found on my Flickr profile.  The Dark Ones April Party 2016: Elder Gods. Enjoy!

2015 Dark Ones April Party – Grimms Fairy Tales

This is Alisha. This was her first Dark Ones Party, so I felt it was fitting that hers would be the first image I processed from tonight’s April Party. Will there be more?
Do I have to say it? Don’t make me say it! Ok! Ok…I’ll say it: There will be more…!

By the way, this image is pretty much straight out of the camera with only the barest cleanup and tonal adjustments.

2015 Dark Ones April Party - Grimms Fairy Tales

2015 Dark Ones April Party – Grimms Fairy Tales: Alisha

The Dark Ones April Party 2014: Tournament of Champions

It is a well known fact that the Dark Ones Anthem is actually Queen’s “We are the Champions”…even though, were you to be in attendance at ANY Dark Ones event, you would never hear the REAL lyrics over our singing “We are the Dark Ones” at full volume. Poke around online, I’m sure there’s some video out there somewhere with the audio in tact…

But last night? Last night we proved not ONLY that we are the Dark Ones, but in fact we really ARE Champions! Rock Paper Scissors Champions!!

Hosted for the second time at James the Cooks humble abode in North Phoenix: The Comfy Sow.  Once again we reveled with Great Food, Plenty of Drink, Merriment of all sorts and, of course the Company of our Chosen Family: The Dark Ones!

And now, for your enjoyment, follow the link below to view my images from our humble event:
The Dark Ones April Party 2014: “The Tournament of Champions”  (The images are hosted on Flickr)

As always, if you would like a copy of any of the images that you are in, please contact me. If you don’t have my email address by now (and Shame on you if you DON’T!) Then connect with me thru Flickr or my Keyhole Productions Photography FaceBook page.