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DJ Paul Vaine

Every Friday and Saturday night, DJ Paul Vaine releases the tunes at Manikins. Manikins exists in Downtown Sanford, Florida. Paul’s DJing dates back to Orlando’s 1980s goth and punk scene. Back in 1987, I first heard him at the now-closed Visage. It was the first time I heard the industrial beats of Skinny Puppy. One… Continue reading DJ Paul Vaine

Booty, Costumes, Latinas/Hispanic Women

Iron Maiden and Booty

One Friday night, I was photographing patrons in Sanford's Manikins Lounge. Towards the end of the night, two Latin women showed up. One of them remembered me photographing at another nightclub. At that same spot, she was a go-go dancer. When she showed up in Manikins, I photographed her. I blogged about that in a… Continue reading Iron Maiden and Booty

Brunettes

Balancing on Two Chairs

I forgot how the creation of this pic went. Yet, I do remember the young lady catching my eye at Sanford’s Manikins Lounge. Still, I forget the reason why I noticed her. As usual, I was photographing the patrons. Somewhere along the night, I asked could I photograph her. She said as long as I… Continue reading Balancing on Two Chairs

face paint, Redheads

Redhead Goth

Previously at Sanford’s Manikins Lounge, I photographed goths on the patio. Within the crowd, a Redhead’s makeup caught my attention. I recognized the makeup style. Yet, I couldn’t place it. After the group pose, I immediately photographed the Redhead. My bad, after the first group pose, she was in another one. It was after the… Continue reading Redhead Goth

Brunettes

Brunette’s Pierced Tongue

Last Friday, I was photographing in Sanford’s Manikins Lounge. Early in the evening, I photographed a goth group portrait on the patio. Inside, I was photographing folks on the dance floor. I ran into a brunette and aimed my camera at her. She then held out her tongue. I only took one pic. That’s all… Continue reading Brunette’s Pierced Tongue

Costumes

Goth Group Portrait

Last week, it was Friday the 13th. On this night, one would expect Sanford's Manikins to host a theme night. Manikins always hosts costumed theme nights. Yet, a theme night wasn't scheduled on Friday the 13th. Seeing this, David Vargas and his friends created a theme night, anyway. The theme? Killers and Victims. On this… Continue reading Goth Group Portrait

blondes, hats

Fuck Doll Hat

As I photographed Manikins’ patrons, a young lady’s hat caught my attention. On the hat were the words “Fuck Doll”. During this night, many of the goth and punk patrons attended an event in another city. The event happened at The Castle in Tampa, Florida. Ybor City to be precise. Manikins is in Sanford, a… Continue reading Fuck Doll Hat

blondes, Costumes, hats

Blonde Wearing a Crown

It was another night at Manikins Lounge, located in Downtown Sanford, Florida. As I photographed, I noticed a blonde wearing a crown. I say “crown”. Yet, I think the proper word is “tiara”. Anyway, as I attempted gaining her attention for a photograph, she was always talking to friends. I wanted to photograph her only,… Continue reading Blonde Wearing a Crown

blondes

I ❤️ Dick Sticker

Last Saturday night, I was photographing in Manikins Lounge. Manikins locates in Downtown Sanford, Florida. Towards the end of the night, I noticed a blonde and her friends. Somewhere along this time, she held up a pornographic page containing a woman masturbating. Later on, she posed with friends. As I edited photos at home, that’s… Continue reading I ❤️ Dick Sticker

Costumes

Two Blow-Up Dolls

Almost every weekend, Manikins host a blow-up doll night. Around 12, dolls are tossed around in the air. Manikins locates in Downtown Sanford, Florida. On this particular night, I ran into David. David and his friends (including his sister Juniper) usually wear costumes on the nights they attend Manikins. As dolls were being tossed around,… Continue reading Two Blow-Up Dolls