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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mesutilgim (73062) 2013-10-24 11:47
Hello Jean Claude,
Interesting capture with many interesting details. Enriched with many interesting and usefull notes.
The only detail I do not like : as a passioned pipe smoker for more than half a century it's not good to put the pipe toe bowl down ! As the condens water collects on the bowl and the next time when you smoke it it gets a kind of water pipe !! :-)
TFS and best regards
Highmountains (2251) 2013-10-24 12:09
The person has struck a pose and the capture has been interestingly detailed. The photograph and the notes are a learning. The clarity and sharpness of the image is excellent and the viewer admires the punker's collection of so many interesting articles and small machinery.
The atmosphere of a joyous festival is well reflected.
Thanks for sharing.
PaulVDV (17331) 2013-10-24 12:55
Today I learned a new term: Steampunk.
Very beautiful portrait.
Excellent sharp in all details.
Very good with the dark background.
Best regards, Paul
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-24 15:13
Bonjour Jean Claude!
I am interested in the genre of steampunk, and find it a fertile idea for fiction.
A grown man in this guise, however...? I hope he is enjoying himself!
Kugart (1774) 2013-10-24 15:20
Hi Jean Claude,
Another fine shot from the Steampunk Festival. The clarity in this shot is superb and let's us see all the fine detail on the mans costume. Very interesting piece of engineering on his hat. Could this be a primitive form of steampunk camera? Great presentation .
All the best
CLODO (26472) 2013-10-25 0:53
Hi Jean Claude
Perfect portrait enhanced by the many different devices he is wearing, seeming so concentrated.
saxo042 (33934) 2013-10-25 7:41
Hi Jean Claude,
A very good portrait and fine colours and sharpness. An abundance of interesting items on this man, so many details to enjoy here!
abmdsudi (32515) 2013-10-25 10:46
A rather 'clean - gentleman' smartly dressed steampunker begging to be seen !!!
A pleasant expression on his face and all the stuff but what a fantastic character shot. The dark background is great and your exposure control is applauded, a stand out shot indeed. Well done, TFS
- Copyright: Jean Claude Dresch (claudeD) (27000)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-29
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, canon EF 24-105 F4 IS
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-24 11:21