Tips on staying safe when modelling outside of events

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Group Captain Tony “Bootstrap” Bates

Tony Bates is the Group Captain of Steampunk Doncaster and he’s taken time to draw on his vast experience to give us all a few guidelines when arranging photography shoots outside of steampunk events. Continue reading

Images from The Alternative & Burlesque Fair, Sheffield July 2014

Ahead of my article about the Alternative & Burlesque Fair that I revisited in Sheffield, here are 63 pictures featuring a dance from burlesque performer Slinky Sparkles and pole art from Dance Blush studios.

 

Gear Con returns in 2014

Gear Con 2014 poster

Gear Con 2014 poster

It’s back again and this time celebrating the skies. If you’re happening upon Portland, Oregon, during the American Independence weekend, you could pay a visit to Gear Con 2014. Continue reading

Interview with Constance Bashford

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Constance Bashford
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Constance Bashford is an enigma. She began modelling only a few years ago and has built herself up seemingly from nowhere to become an iconic figure in European steampunk. For the two years that Steampunk Doncaster has been running, she’s been on hand to help notable steampunk photographer Ruud de Korte with his workshops. Photographers like me can only wish for an alliance such as they have where they work for each other and get the quality photographs that they produce each shoot.

I managed to pull Constance to one side after a shoot workshop at Steampunk Doncaster and I had a chat with her about her modelling, what her future plans are and her obsession with Kato. Continue reading

Images from Steampunk Doncaster 2014

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Here are a few photographs that I took while at Steampunk Doncaster. I’ve edited them and so there are only a few of the ones I took on the day (around 400). Some of you may not follow the Journal on Facebook where I’ve already posted these. Continue reading

Interview with Ruud de Korte

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Portrait of Ruud de Korte

Ruud de Korte is a dutch portrait photographer. He attended Steampunk Doncaster last year and will also be in attendance this year June 21st and 22nd. I managed to interrupt his very busy schedule to ask him a few questions about his photography, steampunk and how leaving the lens cap on once has helped with his work. Continue reading

Steampunk photographic workshop

Hannah Springs

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Welshot Imaging are holding a steampunk photoshoot in October and if you’re interested in following in the footsteps of well known steampunk photographers such as Ruud De Korte, Gary Nicholls or Chuck Coleman, then this could be the opportunity for you. Continue reading

Best examples: Steampunk shoes for women

Calf length steampunk boots in bronze with Octopus design

Cthulhu 299 by Pleaser USA $AUS145

The market is rich with clothing for the dapper steampunk and we all love a good pair of shoes. It’s for that reason that I’ve had to split the Best examples articles into two. I will post the men’s shoes tomorrow. Continue reading

Horror photographer searching for steampunks

Clinton Lofthouse photography

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A young photographer from Calderdale is wanting to blend his love of horror with steampunk for his next photographic adventure. Continue reading

Best examples: Steampunk photography

Lex Machina photography

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With a background in photography, researching this article was a joy. The quality of work out there is breath taking. I will try to give credits and links where ever I can. If, however, you are the photographer of an image in this post and you require me to remove it, I will. I understand what it’s like, but rest assured, this post is celebrating the very best in quality photography of the steampunk genre. Continue reading