Steampunk style is informed by the aesthetics of steampunk literature. That, to me, basically means an attempt to create a modern or futuristic object using industrial techniques and styles (Victorian era from 1837-1901). Often, this might be only partially successful, or would appear rather awkward, like an arm gun on a robot being a mini-cannon mounted on the wrist. It fits the definition of steampunk well, where the “steam” refers to the age of steam, and the “punk” refers to rebelling to either balk the steam era style or modify it in a way not typical of the style.
Being a photographer, I then thought, what would photography look like if steampunked? Here’s the theory and example.
These are a collection of photos I got from the Halifax Zombie Walk on August 12, 2012. These are better quality than the photos posted on Facebook, which has its own file size and dimension limitations, for those who want them. I tried to get everyone, not just the pretty people.
I had the chance to attend and be part of the photography team for the NSCAD Intermediate Fashion Show 2011, Ninety Nine Days In on the evening of December 14, 2011. The photos I took appear below, posted with permission. Just click on the thumbnail to get a larger view. Click on the Permalink icon in the slide show to get it full sized.
My favourite, for sure, are the set of 4 dresses at the end by Jennie Bijou’s Effervescence collection. Well made, beautifully designed, themed, natural as its inspiration, Bravo!
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