Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Ewel "666" Interview


Photographer: Marius Sachtikus
Stylist: Zuzana Zuricová
Studio: GlamArt - My Deers and Wolf - Creative Crew

Ewel is an alternative model based in Bratislavský, Slovakia. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical 666 (Limited Edition). Print copies can be purchased here.


Sinical Magazine: When were you born and where? Where are you currently located?

Ewel: I was born in Slovakia where I work at the moment. But, of course, I’m very fond of travelling in terms of work.

Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in modeling?

Ewel: Back in high school one friend of mine who was a photographer needed to shoot one project and he found me as a good object. So you can imagine the rest of it.



Sinical Magazine: What was the first magazine you came across that made you want to become a model? If not a magazine, what inspired you?

Ewel: This basic and simple question seems pretty difficult to me. It was a strange sequence of events. Probably I don’t realize that people around see me as a model.  Well, it is kind of a between “wanted to do” and “just happen” answer.

Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand out from others?

Ewel: Being herself, being ambitious and never believing that her maximum was reached. Nothing more.



Sinical Magazine: What kind of shoots would you like to work on in the future?

Ewel: I love shooting editorials and I’d love to be the face of brands like Toxico, Queen of Darkness, Alchemy Gothic or Iron Fist… or even more, to be a Sullen Angel?

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

Ewel: 87 – 62 – 87 and I am 172 cm tall.

Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?

Ewel: EU 39, UK 8.



Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what are your fetishes and why?

Ewel: I like minimalism in fashion. Most of my wardrobe is black - time after time you can find some grey, purple and pink pieces, but only a few. I love good quality materials and hate jewellery. I travel a lot and am always in a rush so there is no time or energy for glamorous make up or high heels in  my everyday life, but I’ll never have enough shoes and handbags as every girl.

Sinical Magazine: I know you are a part of a creative team in the alternative style (My Deers and Wolf - Creative Crew) could you describe this project?

Ewel: Yes of course. My Deers and Wolf is a creative team that creates the most perfect product promo art photos. I would describe it as “high dark fashion”. I put a lot of energy and hope in this project. Sometimes we call each other early in the morning or late at night if someone gets some good ideas. Anyone with enthusiasm and good portfolio can join us, we still look for new people (designers, models, make-up stylists) and anyone can book a shooting.



Sinical Magazine: What are some of your favorite horror films?

Ewel: It’s hard to say but Im absolutely scared of horror movies so Im not really a fan of them. It’s an unnecessary extra stress for me. Prefer softer, more artistic versions like Lars Von Trier’s “Antichrist”, “The Shining” or “Let The Right One In”.

Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?
Ewel: There is quite a lot of music genres that I like, Im really open minded. Often I listen to Die Antwoord, Fever Ray, Crystal Castle, Bonaparte, and IAMX.  I like to search for music without prejudice. If anyone’s interested in my musical taste, he can find me under eweloffical on YouTube.



Sinical Magazine: Besides modeling, what else do you like to do for fun?

Ewel: My work is my pleasure so I’m such a go-getter and a workaholic at a zombie level.

Sinical Magazine: What’s up next for you?
Ewel: I am learning to tattoo now so I would love to became a big time artist. Of course being more involved in the international scene, be the best in my profession, making the “My Dears and Wolf” project a big name in the scene and lose some weight.


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Book review: Naturally Sexy by Michael White

Goliath Books is a publisher of art and photography books. Founded in 1997, and specializing in publishing daring photography and art books.

Michael White was born in Cambridge, England in 1953. He is a full time photographer and artist specializing in portraiture, lifestyle, and art/nude photography. His work frequently appears on artistic nude and soft erotic web sites as well as in magazines and photography books.


Goliath’s release “Naturally Sexy” by photographer Michael White is a medium-sized hardcover book. The book is 240 pages. The dimensions of the book are 5.7 x 8.5 inches.

This book features over 500 color photos by Michael White. After the contents page, there is a short introduction entitled “My Naughty Weekend Diary” which is presented in several languages (English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Italian).

Model: Nina James.

The models in the book wear various panties, bras, stockings, slips, dresses, shirts, and heels. The common link to the photos is that all the model's eventualy undress. In this book you will find young and beautiful: blondes, brunettes, and redheads. The imagery is erotic but tasteful. The models appear to be relaxed, happy, and comfortable in front of Michael White's camera. 

A typical layout for one model is 6-8 pages. The first model featured in the book is Nina James. She has 16 images presented across 8 pages.

Model: Nina James.

The location of the photos is Michael White's own rural estate. Michael White utilizes window light in most of the photos featured in the book. There are only a few photo sets that take place outdoors. All the photographs featured in the book were taken during the daytime. Some of the photos appear to have been shot in the early morning whiles other were shot later in the afternoon. There's only a few photos in which the window light seems to slighly wash out the subject too much for my taste. White seems to favor low angle shots. 

Model: Jana.

My favorite photo sets are on pages 10-17 (model: Nina James), 112-117 (model: Rose), and 136-141 (model: Kristy). I recommend this book to fans of elegant, erotic photography.

Publisher: GOLIATH

ISBN: 978-3-936709-66-7

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Review: Yongnuo YN-560 II Speedlight


A few photographers have asked me about the Yongnuo YN-560 II speedlight. When I need to need to use a flash in TTL mode I will use a Nikon flash. When I need to use multiple flashes for a lighting set up I will use my Yongnuo flashes in manual model. I have 2 of the $60 Yongnuo YN-560 II flashes. A third version has been released: the Yongnuo YN-560 III.




The YN560 II uses an LCD screen. The screen shows you the MODE you're in, the POWER level, and the ZOOM level. The backlight turns on automatically whenever any button is pressed.

The YN560 II includes: MANUAL, SLAVE 1, SLAVE 2, and MULTI. The slave modes will let you trigger the flash with another flash. The difference between S1 and S2 is that in S1 mode your built in flash will fire in Manual mode and there is no TTL preflash. In S2 mode, the TTL preflash is ignored. The MULTI mode allows firing a series of rapid flashes with a shutter release to produce a stroboscopic effect in the resulting picture. You can set the power level to 1/1 (full power) down to 128. The zoom range is from 24mm to 105mm. There are two dedicated buttoms for zooming up or zooming down. 

The YN-560 flash has a swivel (180 degrees to one side, 90 degrees to the other side) and tilt head. There is an audio indicator for flash ready/low battery. There is an external port for battery power and a PC sync port. The flash is powered by 4 AA batteries.   


 The YN-560 II has a metal flash foot. This feature was added to all Yongnuo speedlights back in January 2011. It has one electrical pin in the foot center.


The wide-angle diffuser panel is a thick platic screen that folds into the flash head. Also built into the head is a pull out reflector card. This card is useful for bouncing flash with the speedlight on the camera.


The YN-560 II is great for beginners who are doing off camera flash work. It may not have the power and all the features of some of the higher end Nikon speedlights, but it has all the features that you need for basic off-camera flash work with an easy to use interface. For half of the price of a Nikon SB-700 you could buy two of the YN-560 II's and a set of RF 602 or RF-603 triggers. I highly recommend this speedlight. ~ Danny Stygion


Sinical Latex featuring Bianca Beauchamp is now available!


Sinical Latex:

In this special issue of Sinical we feature alternative models such as Bianca Beauchamp, Morrigan Hel, Miss Loulou, Therése Rosier, and Anastasia Volodina, dressed in shiny, sexy, skin-tight outfits.

8.25" x 10.75." 40 pages. Perfect-bound.


Sinical Latex: $15.00 + shipping. 


Preview images:


Photography by Martin Perreault


Latex sheets: Between The Sheets

Morrigan Hel -

Photography by Murder Mile


Miss Loulou -

Photography by Belinda Bartzner



Model: Therése Rosier. -

Photography by Benn Murhaaya


Anastasia Volodina -

Photograpy by Elena Iglaness


Eleine "666" Interview


Photographer: Felicia Püschl.
Make up: Lovisa Fredriksson.
Latex: Maebelle Latex.
Horns made by Felicia Püschl.

Eleine is an alternative model based in Landskrona, Skåne, Sweden. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical 666 (Limited Edition). Print copies can be purchased here


Sinical Magazine: When were you born and where? Where are you currently located?

Eleine: I was born on September 18th, 1990, in the south of Sweden, and I’m still located here.

Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in modeling?

Eleine: I’ve been a musician for a long time, and about 2 years ago I got signed by a record label named Cardiac Records. We all decided we should do an epic metal album, and I really felt more comfortable with myself being an alternative woman. I tried out for a photo shoot, and people kept telling me that the results were amazing and that I should send an application to the Nocturnal Model Agency, and I did. They accepted me, and today both my modeling and music walk hand in hand.



Sinical Magazine: What was the first magazine you came across that made you want to become a model? If not a magazine, what inspired you?

Eleine: First, it was music that inspired me. Everything went so fast. When I was accepted by my agency, a whole new world opened up for me. All my new colleagues inspired me, and early on I got in touch with Sil Costa that runs a big gothic page named Gothic and Amazing. She inspired me a lot, and still does. I’m really grateful.

Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand out from others?

Eleine: Knowing what you want to achieve.



Sinical Magazine: From a model’s perspective, what do you think is the most important aspect of a photo?

Eleine: I always aim to make you feel the picture, to convey an emotion.

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

Eleine: I’m 162 cm tall. Chest: 82cm. Waist: 58cm. Hips: 76cm.



Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?

Eleine: 36-37.

Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what are your fetishes and why?

Eleine: I love latex. I really wish I could do even more photo shoots with latex. I love the way it feels on my skin. Besides latex, I love corsets, gothic clothing with lace, and tiny waists. There’s something special about wearing a very tight corset, I admire the beautiful hour-glass figure it creates.



Sinical Magazine: There are dark and gothic themes in your work. Can you talk about this?

Eleine: I get inspired by everything, from “American Horror Story” to a dead bird on the ground. I did a photo shoot with Felicia Püschl that was truly inspired by the dark story of Elisabeth Bathory. It’s a horrible and tragic story, but I can’t help finding it intriguing. I love the dark stories in our history.

Sinical Magazine: What are some of your favorite horror films?

Eleine: I really do love the team behind “American Horror Story”. It’s so perfect. But it’s a tv-series, though. I like “The Blair Witch Project”, “The Exorcist”, “The Chainsaw Massacre”, the first “Saw” and so many more. Asian horror movies are some of the best.



Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?

Eleine: It depends on what type of mood I’m in. Everything from melodic death metal, to progressive metal, to heavy metal, both old and new.
So in short, metal.

Sinical Magazine: Besides modeling, what else do you like to do for fun?

Eleine: I enjoy the company of family and friends, playing xbox, working out, writing music and meeting new people. I enjoy life.

Sinical Magazine: What’s up next for you?

Eleine: Besides photo shoots for different companies, we’re working on the last pieces of my debut album. It will be released under the name Eleine, and will be available in September. April 3rd is the release date for my first single “Gathering Storm”, along with a music video. And so you don’t miss out on anything, you should check out my Facebook page where all the latest updates can be found at |


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