About this project
More than 100 brand new photographs, never published before, accompanied by many different storylines between the vampire characters.
Check out the following project updates:
- NEW REWARD: ticket for exclusive book release party!!
- Beware of the vampire witches
- Three more photo shoots to go!
- Make a pledge through PayPal
- La Dutchessa wants your support NOW!
- Dr. Mark Benecke doesn't want your blood :-)
- Father Sebastiaan's call for support
A little preview
Some photographs are almost finished :-) so let me already give you a sneak peek of the Noble Blood Vampire Chronicles!
About the author
Experienced for many years as a contemporary romantic photographer and otherworldly costume designer, Viona tries to grasp the elegance and gracefulness of women, freezing time, opening doors to other dimensions.
Women, men, beauties and beasts, all play part in Viona’s mysterious fairytale stories. Dressed in tantalizing creations they are actors in a skillful play of love and attraction, sometimes underground and dark, sometimes very light and colourful.
Each photograph invites you to keep on dreaming!
Since my childhood I have been fascinated by fairy tales, legends and different cultures, which have inspired me throughout the years. Together with my passion for historical costumes it has led my love for photography to what you can now see in my portfolio at www.viona-art.com.
For a long time I dreamed of creating my own photography book, but instead of just collecting my portfolio images, I wanted to come up with something else, so I thought of creating an entirely new series of photographs with many characters in beautiful costumes playing a role in an intriguing story of love, jealousy and revenge :-)
Today, through Kickstarter, I want to grab the opportunity to realize my dream and create a hardcover book filled with about 100 brand new photographs of my favourite personalities, tantalizing creatures of the dark, longing for blood ;-)
Noble blood vampires
Let me introduce you to the noble blood vampires of Schloss Heinrichshorst!!
More than a century ago a hunting mansion called Heinrichshorst was built in the middle of the woods and dedicated to the goddess Diana. Unlike common belief she does not hunt for animals, but she preys on those wishing to hurt the creatures of the forest! She spills the blood of Mother Nature’s worst predators, making her one of the favourite gods among noble blood vampires. For thousands of years they have honoured her existence and for long they have been calling themselves the “Children of Diana”. They are beautiful, elegant, mysterious and most of all very dangerous :-) Nowadays they gather at Schloss Heinrichshorst, celebrating life as they know it, planning to turn the world in a much more exciting place (for vampires of course ;-)
In the book I will introduce the following models:
Lady Amaranth (UK)
Queen of the vampire witch bloodline
Dorian Daimonion (DE)
Loyal aristocratic vampire
Eva Wijnant (BE)
Seductive vampire witch
François TElombre (FR)
Flamboyant vampire prince
Jessica May (UK)
Jolien Rosanne (NL)
Demonic vampire witch
Kay Morgan (BE)
Dazzling young vampire with dark plans
La Esmeralda (DE)
Aristocratic vampire ambassador
Linda Friesen (NL)
Enchanting vampire lady out for revenge
Obscura Nocturna Mortifera (DE)
Aristocratic, calculated and vicious vampire witch
Ophelia Overdose (DE)
Enfant terrible, wild child and Father's personal favourite
Romain Brau (FR)
Extravagant vampire marquis
Father Sebastiaan (US)
Ancient vampire with a bloodline of countless siblings
La Dutchessa (NL)
Merciless vampire witch with a secret agenda
Victoria Francés (ES)
Mother of the aristocratic vampire bloodline
The ruling vampire queen!
Past photo shoots:
- June 10-13: Kay Morgan
- June 16-17: Lady Amaranth
- June 25-27: Eva Wijnant
- July 5-7: Dorian Daimonion
- July 5-7: La Esmeralda
- July 5-8: Jess Proudman
- July 9-10: Ophelia Overdose
- July 12-15: Zely
- July 13-15: Romain Brau
- July 22-23: François TElombre
- July 23-25: Father Sebastiaan
- July 25-26: Linda Friesen
- August 7-10: La Dutchessa
- August 15-18: Jolien Rosanne
There will be blood :-)
A few humans have already fallen victim to the noble blood vampires. More or less blood was spilled depending on the lust of the moment ;-)
Let us hereby remember:
Tim Chandler (UK)
René Buckler (DE)
Theresa Franke (DE)
Irina Markiza (FR)
Vermillion Red (DE)
Richard Fiedler (DE)
Liliana Tourniquet (DE)
Storylines between characters
The photographs will be accompanied by little pieces of text unravelling many storylines between the different characters. Step by step you will discover how the characters are related to each other. Some are ferocious and wild, some more considerate and reserved, but they all have a thirst for blood :-)
You will be introduced to noble blood vampires of three different bloodlines: Mother's aristocratic bloodline, Father's out-of-control bloodline and the vampire witches of the Sisterhood.
All characters will be wearing fantastic historical costumes! Some are of my own design, some are from designer friends and some are made by the models.
Among the models there are even a couple of fashion and costume designers such as Jolien Rosanne and Linda Friesen from The Netherlands and Romain Brau from France.
Most vampire fangs are made by master fangsmith Father Sebastiaan who can count thousands of modern-day vampires to his clientele :-)
Want your own fangs? Check out http://www.fathersebastiaan.com/fangs.
Info about pledges
Behind the scenes blog
During the photo shoots a blog is frequently updated with behind the scenes pictures and comments. Once you get access to it you will see the vampires and the sets from a different perspective :-)
From each noble blood vampire I will select the best picture of which professional prints will be made. If your pledge includes one or more prints you will be able to select from those images for your favourite noble blood vampire character(s).
This is your chance to book a private photo shoot with me at Schloss Heinrichshorst, the noble blood vampire mansion where all the photographs of this book are made. Wear your most elegant costume and let me photograph you in the same sets in which the noble blood vampires have posed! Of course, it doesn't necessarily have to be a "vampire photo shoot". A professional hair and make-up artist will be present.
Did you ever sleep in a vampire mansion? Not yet? Well, no need to wait any longer :-) Don't be afraid, the noble blood vampires are not always around and you can get a taste of what their home is like.
IMPORTANT: There is no deadline by which you need to book your photo shoot or stay at Schloss Heinrichshorst! It's possible as of November 2013, but you can also book at some other time, in the summer of 2014, for example (but not before November 2013).
Special thanks to
- The Kickstarter team for providing this extraordinary platform!
- Claire Chandler who created the project on behalf of Daila Laika ltd, a legal entity in the UK to which I am connected.
Risks and challenges
There is always the risk of some models canceling or postponing the scheduled photo shoot because of unexpected events, illness for example. If this happens I will find a proper solution within the planned time schedule, so not jeopardizing the deadlines. After each photo shoot I will update this page and add the model(s) that passed in front of my camera to the list of "past photo shoots". Right now only 4 left :-)
Another risk is the hired printing service. To minimize delays in delivery I will choose a local company which I can follow up very closely. If problems would occur, I will inform everybody and communicate in detail about the possible delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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