Simon Marsden A life in Pictures

This week, I learned that a feature length documentary is in the planning that will take a look at the life of my idol, the...

Gothic Horror Shop

Amanda’s online Gothic horror store has been updated and you can’t afford to miss out on the Bargain Basement category. Within this section you will...

Liverpool Horror Festival Review 2015

For those of us who attended yesterday’s Liverpool Horror Festival at the Kazimier, you will know how fantastic this event was. It was the best...

Father and Daughter

Meet a father and daughter from Warrington who are the latest in a long line to bare their souls to Amanda’s lens for their very own horror portraits....

The Dead of Ireland

I think it’s such a privilege when a church allows you into the crypt to view the resting place of the dead.  I urge you...

Dark, Gothic, horror and alternative photography isn’t everyone’s cup of tea…

Over the years, people have tried telling me to change my genre of photography if I want to make a living out of it. I simply can’t do this as I find traditional photography mundane.

Dark, Gothic horror and alternative photography for me is all about capturing the deathly stillness of a Gothic graveyard or capturing the magical presence of a once fantastic building still fighting to stand proud after centuries of ruin. Have you ever wondered about the inhabitants and their experiences of yesteryear when in such beautiful surroundings or do you not see at all?

Lots of subjects have their ghosts within, even the portraits I love to take with those eyes looking at you expressing their hidden demons for only some to see. Treading the paths of magnificent Victorian cemeteries and spooky old graveyards, reveal numerous tales to spark a creative imagination like mine, especially if you love the vampire of Gothic literature later explored by the wonderful Hammer Horror. Photography is such a magical medium if used correctly.  Here you can view my work as well as treating yourself to photography gifts from the shop. So sit back, relax with a nice cup of tea and enjoy your stay.

Gothic Horror Inspired

Gothic Horror Inspired
I get lots of requests from students asking if they can interview me for their project, but rarely do they send me their research paper...

Gothic Horror Shop

Gothic Horror Shop
Amanda’s online Gothic horror store has been updated and you can’t afford to miss out on the Bargain Basement category. Within this section you will...

Graveyard Mortality Symbols

Graveyard Mortality Symbols
On my recent trip to Edinburgh, I was amazed at the headstones I found in Greyfriars Churchyard, but the headstones I found in St Cuthbert’s...

Vampire Photography Portrait Shoot

Vampire Photography Portrait Shoot
When Katie Barnes asked Kerry Sheree, (make up artist) for a photo shoot, no one could have imagined the vampire she would become. Katie isn’t...

Child Ghost Portraits

Child Ghost Portraits
Meet Holly May, Amanda Norman‘s 5 year old grandchild. These child portraits were not planned, but I think you will agree that Holly May is a natural...

Fan Spot Zombie Feet

Fan Spot Zombie Feet
Today’s FAN SPOT image is from Pete Tomkies (@PunkDuck66) who loves my image of Zombie Feet and would like to win it in my current competition...

The Alternative and Gothic Horror Photoshoot Service

Amanda Norman is based in Liverpoool and offers her services for those who would love an alternative portrait photoshoot.  There are no hidden fees or shocks with this quality and competitive service. If you would like your portrait taken by Amanda, please click here for further information. Please get in touch should you have any questions. Amanda Norman