The word “photography,” which roughly means “light-writing”, was coined in 1839 by chemist and inventor Sir John Herschel. There were some cameras prior to this year, … Continue reading Using Photography as “Proof” of the Afterlife
When people say they wonder what happens when die, they’re generally alluding to the spirit or soul. They speculate what happens to us on an ethereal level. Nobody really covers what actually happens to our physical form. This mass of globby carbon that transports our spirit around the planet for decades before failing on us. It seems that it’s up to Mr. E to explain it, and explain it he does in all it’s vile and nasty details. Called The Hearse Song (The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out), Mr. E creates a dark ambient vibe. Opening on a storm with a single bell toll … Continue reading The Hearse Song by Mr. E’s Ghastly Murder – Review
If you’re a steampunk of any level of interest, you must have heard the word “Asylum” bandied around recently. Unless you live under a rock. Or under a big pile of socks which happen to provide superb sound proofing. Or if you’ve been on a trip to Pluto to collect vital rock samples and regrettably didn’t return until after the August bank Holiday.
An event attended by thousands of steampunks and non-steampunks alike, this year reached around the 120,000 mark over the course of the extended weekend. Continue reading “Weekend at the Asylum 9 report”
Llanfyllin is a small town in North Wales. Easily accessible from the M56, it’s home to the Llanfyllin Workhouse. Originally a workhouse for inmates, it was opened in 1837 and operated until 1930. It was taken over until 1983 when it closed it’s doors after operating as a care home. Following a very short stint as an outdoor pursuits centre, it remained closed until 2008 when local residents attained full ownership and transformed it into a Community Centre. Continue reading “Phoenix Alternative Festival report”
Friday 28th July 2017 saw the opening of the second Whitby Steampunk Weekend and Steampunk Journal made the delightful journey to one of the most beautiful parts of the country to be there.
All links in this article lead to the artist or similar articles, so please show the love and like their pages. Continue reading “Whitby Steampunk Experience Pt. 1 – Friday”
The fine folk at Sheffield Steampunk Society have extended a cordial invitation to visit the industrial gem situated at the base of the largest county in the United Kingdom. Held on the 12th August, the Punknic will be located at … Continue reading Sheffield welcomes steampunk
Who could forget Whitby Steampunk Weekend back in February? I certainly couldn’t, so I was really keen to ensure that I got there this time round. If not so that just once I could witness Whitby when it’s not freezing … Continue reading Steampunk Journal at Whitby Steampunk Weekend
If you’re keen on looking at images of Victorian life, chances are that you’ve encountered Francis Frith pictures and postcards at some point. The name is synonymous with Victorian photography. That’s down to the tireless work of Frith documenting Britain … Continue reading Huge archive of images from Francis Frith Collection
At the back end of last year a crowdfunding campaign to launch a new steampunk themed photography gallery site was started. Since then the creator has been organising shoots to put on the site as well as building it. Who is this enigmatic photographer with a vision for a community of steampunks to enjoy gathering together to discuss the finer points of the culture while appreciating the human body? Well, it’s me! Moriarty Viccar… Continue reading “The Hellfire Club opens to Membership”
As if yesterday’s announcement of a Limited Edition 12″ vinyl signed by BB Blackdog wasn’t enough, today’s prize is one of similar (reputable) size and weight. Gary Nicholls is a Fine Art photographer. From dipping his toe into the steampunk photography … Continue reading Steampunk anniversary giveaway, April 20th – Gary Nicholls photograph