What do you get when you combine 6 awesome photographers, 14 selected models and one beautiful location for a Steampunk/Dieselpunk shoot? An epic day with epic pictures, that’s for sure. T(h)ank you, Cpt Constance Bashford, for organising this day!
My outfit was inspired by Tank Girl, with my own steampunk twist to it. Did I mention it was super difficult to model with glasses when you’re not used to it?
Here’s an early selection, I will add more pictures when I receive them.
From a very productive shoot with Laura from Laura Sheridan’s Art, a couple of the more toned down portraits: ‘The Wise’ and ‘The Dreamer’.
In the first two pictures I am wearing some pretty jewelry from Godesign Steampunk & Vintage Jewelry. You might recognise the deer from the last three pictures, it is from Ikea! Dress and harness from Laura’s prop/outfit collection, hair and makeup by me.
A couple of special portraits by Laura Sheridan’s Art! One of the special things in this shoot was that we actually lit the candles for a few seconds, and the flames were not photoshopped in. Laura knows about working with fire, so even though it was exciting, it wasn’t really scary.
The candle shoulderpiece and red moonbelt were made by me, and the pretty steampunk jewelry I am wearing in the third picture is by Godesign Steampunk & Vintage Jewelry. I did my own make up, but the styling was something Laura and I did together.
One might recognise the outfit in the last picture, it is actually the same as in my last blog post. It is great to see how a photographer can change an outfit into their own perception of it!
Together with the wonderful La Dutchessa I planned to have a lovely little tea party during Phoenix Alternative Festival. She was the doll and I was the lady and I tried very hard not to spill any tea. It did turn out to be a tiny bit messy in the end. Of course I made my own outfit and underthings (the leather corset is by the amazing Rosie’s Art).
A couple of weeks ago the lovely Theresia Airheart (also known as La Dutchessa) had an interview for regional television. Reason enough for her to invite some Steampunks and have a picnic in the beautiful Park Sonsbeek. Some photographic evidence of my Steampunky self being there:
Styling and make-up by me, with items from Rosies Art and Jacklyn Hyde leatherwork. Oh, and I handknitted my socks!
Dr. Therese Airheart’s Amazing Automaton Show
The year is 1887. After decades of research, bringing run over hedgehogs and marmots back to life, an extensive analysis of the human anatomy through Operation’s ‘Cavity Sam’ and numerous studies with Tesla coils – quite a shocking experience – Dr. Therese Airheart has finally succeeded. She has invented and produced a fully functioning dancing automaton, the Juul Victoria 2.0. Incidentally, the esteemed Dr. has not yet been able to figure out the correct settings for the built-in free will module, so her invention proves to be quite a handful…
High time I updated my portfolio blog with some images of Dr. Therese Airheart’s Amazing Automaton Show, which premiered at Castlefest 2014, and which is a co-production with La Dutchessa. Here, you can see Therese and the automaton in action:
Andre Broens (www.vandre.eu) even made a video of our act!
…and some more lovely photo’s:
…and some close ups, check out the details in hair and make-up! My victorian bathingsuit, accessories and make-up were done by me.