Steampunk (part 2)

by Camellia Staab September. 05, 2018 425 views

"Steampunk" is Victorian science fiction. It references a time period in the industrialized 19th century. Historically , this is the period were many key developments took place leading to the modern world, such as mechanized manufacturing, extensive urbanization, telecommunication, office life and mass-transit. "Steampunk" uses these existing technologies to further advance the 19th century.

While the 19th century had its own science fiction famously embodied by the works of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, the term "steampunk" was not introduced until the late 1980 by J.K. Jeter (author of sci-fi books such as Noir, Star Wars, Real Dangerous Girl, et al). Jeter used it humorously to describe a grouping of stories set in the Victorian period written during a time when near-future cyberpunk was the prevailing form of science fiction.

The basic rule in outfitting for "steampunk" is to start with Victorian style clothing and then add gears such as flywheels, pistons and goggles. The gear on its own is not especially “steampunk” but when put to use in 19th century machinery it become a key icon of the genre.

The genre possesses a life of its own that draws in fans from countless directions and backgrounds into a world where fashion is tailored to the individual, goods are made to last, and machinery is still regarded as a thing of visual majesty.

Information gathered from Steampunk 101

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Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 1 month ago

heck ya, I want to go next time!!! super shots

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Camellia Staab Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 1 month ago

You would have a blast! :)

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Neckole Sterling 1 year, 1 month ago

#13 I love this character

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Giancarlo Fosci 1 year, 1 month ago

What a wonderful show!!!!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Giancarlo Fosci 1 year, 1 month ago

It really was Giancarlo :)

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George Kunschman 1 year, 1 month ago

I love these! Makes me of Mad Max...

And thanks for sharing the other link grinning

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Camellia Staab Replied to George Kunschman 1 year, 1 month ago

That is exactly what it reminded me of. I am not a fan of sci-fi, but this really took my fancy :)

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 1 month ago

Amazing set! The portraits are stunning - and I don't talk about the really geat costumes and make up! You just got the right moments, the right light, the right everything .... thumbsup

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank you Sigrid....surprisingly last week before going to this even I saw this post in Pb   https://www.photoblog.com/carlmcphersonphotography/2018/08/28/asylum-x-steampunk-festival-2018/
and was intrigued that it was also  being done in Europe.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 1 month ago

You are welcome. It is not my genre as far as reading but definitely educated me as far the cultural thing.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 1 month ago

I love it too and I can honestly see myself in these costumes.

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 1 month ago

That's so incredibly cool. Love your pictures, they convey all the movement and dynamic of this event

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank you Antonio. This was an event I wished all my photographer friends from PB were there to experience...it was out of this world fantastic :)

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Sydney Solomon 1 year, 1 month ago

Personally, my opinion is, that allowing personal expression of subjects,, is a much better way for a photographer to display their passion and talent, then a predetermined subject matter, by a third party. Perhaps if you were a student in photography school, that might be a good teaching tool for students. As just a casual observer, and not a photographer, when I see groupings of photos by my friends post on this site, I find them more interesting, that individual photos of a predetermined subject. This grouping illustrates that. That is just one persons opinion.

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Sydney Solomon 1 year, 1 month ago

Many..many great photos, in series 1 and 2. Good work.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sydney Solomon 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank you Syd :)

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 1 month ago

Great event and some very good ones here

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Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks Peter.

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Russell Smith 1 year, 1 month ago

Between P1 and P2 I would love to pick a favorite shot the problem is I think they are all my favorites . This is such a magical genera to me .

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Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 1 month ago

Russell, I took 254 shots. Narrowed it down to 100 and then I had to narrow down even more in order to post. I could have easily posted all of them. Such a fun, fun festival. I was just in awe with the costumes. And mind you these people put some money out for their outfits.

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Gitte Nielsen 1 year, 1 month ago

Very nice and exciting pictures :-)

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Camellia Staab Replied to Gitte Nielsen 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank you Gitte :)

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