Picture is showing a steam punk lady 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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serp2000 (33429) 2013-10-06 9:45
Hi, Jean Claude,
"Learning about the world through photography"
Thanks for this informative and interesting note, now I know about this sub-genre of science fiction. Amazing photo, good capture so extravagant person. Clever cropped photo, you did not make it better.
Greetings from NYC!
cornejo (22766) 2013-10-06 10:47
Hi Jean Claude, very good picture of this interesting model punk, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
COSTANTINO (44317) 2013-10-07 10:52
this lady looks almost alive
excelent lightness and sharpness
I think that she will go out
of this framing great work
natural and vivid colors
ktanska (22748) 2013-10-07 11:05
While I know nothing about steampunk, I think her stylish clothes are perfectly in harmony with her looks and posture. Cool portrait, low angle was well chosen.
Kugart (1776) 2013-10-08 7:48
Hi Jean Claude,
Good work getting the chance to photograph the model as she posed for other photographers. Nice well lit and sharp detail with nice blurry background. Nice one.
EstudioChispa (1742) 2013-10-09 11:55
This woman presents an intriguing figure -- her clothes, pose, and make-up are all worthy of a longer look.
I especially like your choice to present this in a "vertical panorama" aspect ratio. Well done!
- Copyright: Jean Claude Dresch (claudeD) (27048)
- 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, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-06 9:24