Artist spotlight – Evan Butterfield

Phenabel Dartsworth

Excerpt from “Gentlemen of Steampunk II” by Evan Butterfield

Perhaps no single individual did more to establish the character of what we think of when we hear the phrase, “Imperial Age of Steam” than did Mr. Phenabel Dartsworth. While a minor figure in the annals of imperial history, and certainly little more than a discreet footnote in the archives of the great academies and institutes, Dartsworth nonetheless holds pride of place in the pantheon of those who made the first century of the Steam Empire what it is in the minds of men and women today. For it was Phenabel Dartsworth who, in a dimly-lit workshop situated just off the tiny kitchen of his un-noteworthy flat in the area of the central City known then as Pilford-Temmish (today’s Riverside Muse), invented the augmented disintegumentation-matrix ocular enhancement device—or, as it is more popularly known, the “goggle.”

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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. Related articles Images from the Alternative & Burlesque Fair, Sheffield Secrets of the Boudoir Burlesque 6th Birthday party Review Happy Birthday Steampunk Journal Go Go Amy, Burlesque Performer, Sets Off Smoke Alarms With Burning Nipple Tassels Images from Steampunk Doncaster 2014 Interview with Constance Bashford Photographer shows Modern Sheffield as it would look 100 years ago   Continue reading Images from The Alternative & Burlesque Fair, Sheffield July 2014

Best examples: Steampunk photography

Lex Machina photography
Copyright Lex Machina

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 “Best examples: Steampunk photography”