I apologise to my German friends, but everything for the pun 😉
The Victorian Picnic, held every year in the Clara-Zetkin-Park in Leipzig, is a great opportunity to photograph eccentric and beautifully dressed people. A lot of the visitors take pride in their appearance. And they rightfully do so; it has taken many hours if not weeks to create their costumes, find custom accessories and finally do their make-up. It ranges from traditional Victorian dresses to elaborate steam punk contraptions, fantasy figures, cosplay and all kind of cross-overs. This goth gentleman in black dress had a delicate black and white appearance, the big black eyes with sclera lenses contrasting the whitewashed face and hair. The shadow cast by his lace parasol gives a nice pattern on his face, creating depth in the image.