New Year 2019

Welcome to 2019 and another year of Declinegothica, the online portfolio of Birmingham photographer and digital artist, Dave Charsley.

In this first update of the year, you'll find recent images with the my models Envii Mi, Phoenix Winters, Vixen Minerva, male model Sweeney DeVille and new models to the team SJAY and Rosanna Thorne. There's also news on my latest album cover from Tamworth band Tensile!

It's been a long twelve months while my beautiful muse Phoenix Winters has been on maternity leave but she's now back in shape and it was fantastic to get her in the studio with Rosanna Thorne for November's "Resistance" shoot! This shoot was my second at CapsaArx Studios in South Birmingham, who always make me feel very welcome. You can find three images from this shoot in "Pin-Up" gallery.


Phoenix Winters, Dave Charsley and Rosanna Thorne - "Resistance" shoot, November 2018




On a sombre note, we have recently lost the beautiful model Roxy Ruin. She had been battling a brain tumor for several years and though she fought bravely, she lost the battle on October 17th 2018. Roxy was an incredible model and helped me with some of my most memorable shoots since we met in 2012. Myself and the whole Declinegothica team will never forget her, her beauty, her talent and her wonderful infectious sense of humour. Roxy Ruin you were a very special lady and the world is poorer without you. RIP ROXY.



RIP Roxy Ruin, we'll never forget you




I've recently been working on album artwork for Tamworth rock band; Tensile. This will be the first album I've created with a vinyl release and so having the artwork printed at a full twelve inch square, is going to look amazing! Tensile wanted a Red Sonja style heroine for the cover of their album "It all makes sense now", so I enlisted the help of flame haired Phoenix Winters. Tensile's debut will be out early in 2019 and I'll be sure to say when it's released.


Artwork for the new 2019 Tensile album "It all makes sense now" with Phoenix Winters.

I'll be back in the Spring with new images from regular model Phoenix Winters, more from the new girls Sjay and Rosanna Thorne and the return of an old favourite from the vaults!

Dave Charsley is represented by Rogue Model Management






New in this issue...

"Scavenger", "Play Date" "Self Restraint", "Stolen Summer" "Black Sun Equation", "Synthesis", "Engine of Creation Two", "Shatter One"

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