Picture is showing a steam punker posing for photographer's during the Steampunk Festival in Fonds-de-Gras.
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt and China Miéville. Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine.
Steampunk may also, though not necessarily, incorporate additional elements from the genres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction, alternate history, or other branches of speculative fiction, making it often a hybrid genre. The term steampunk's first known appearance was in 1987, though it now retroactively refers to many works of fiction created even as far back as the 1950s or 1960s.
Steampunk also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothing fashions, or subcultures, that have developed from the aesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, art nouveau design, and films from the mid-20th century. Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.
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jemaflor (74166) 2013-10-03 11:15
très originale cette vue avec ce drôle d'instrument, parfaite netteté sur le sujet et le portrait, bonne gestion de la luminosité.
dkmurphys (42633) 2013-10-03 11:19
Hi Jean Claude,
That's a hell of an warrior:P. Well captured portrait, funny image.
mesutilgim (73080) 2013-10-03 12:37
Hello Jean Claude !
Just amazing !
The selfmade weapon is a perfect hint for my next projects !
TFS and best regards
Kugart (1776) 2013-10-03 13:59
Hi Jean Claude,
Amazing what can be done with a few bits of scrap tubing and copper pipe. Lethal looking weapon. This man has a very creative imagination and one of those faces that are full of character. Love those goggles perched on top of his head. Great shot sharp and clear with nice colour.
photoray (6712) 2013-10-03 17:08
I good chuckle for this Steampunk gun expert, with a weapon unlike any we have, and if it works, our gun-nuts will all want one.
Thanks for sharing the Steampunk activities,
fabbs99 (11252) 2013-10-03 21:07
Very interesting shot of this gentleman with a quaint instrument in his hands.The colors are deep and the details are excellently expressed.Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.TFS.
abmdsudi (32577) 2013-10-05 7:52
The overloaded steampunker ready to pull the trigger, what on earth!Jean you must have spent your time walking around looking for the weird and wonderful, then photographing the subject to perfection. What a fabulous face, the smile with immense Impact for a power driven image and that's the way to do it, could he be the next James Bond but i love the feel of both sci-fi and adventure. A wonderful photograph of one of life's treasures - an exxentric but highly interesting and very impressive works. I think your portrait here does justice to all of his effort. My congrats for a fine effort, Congrats
ktanska (22712) 2013-10-05 11:06
Funny looking machine, I wonder if it has any function or is it just a pure piece of art. This guy seems quite dedicated to his hobby. It must be a fun event.
Wide aperture gives good focus to the portrait.
serp2000 (33239) 2013-10-05 21:44
Hi, Jean Claude,
Amazing photo, it back me back to my childhood dreams,
excellent portrait of the warrior, fine details. Good note, it reminds me a Mad Max story. Well seen, tfs! This man could be looks more interesting without this background )))
Greetings from NYC!
- Copyright: Jean Claude Dresch (claudeD) (27014)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-29
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-03 10:39