Monday, November 30, 2009

The World of Steampunk: Goggles, Gaiters & Glory

There are two main kinds of steampunk. The first, which shall be called here, traditional steampunk, envisions a future as the Victorians imagined it. The writings of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne are good examples. The second, industrial steampunk, sees a far future world that harkens back to Victorian culture, for example a bustle dress made of kevlar. There are also other temporal options like clockpunk (c. 1500s) and dieselpunk (WWII).



I just love the whole idea and the amazing design used, the goggles shown here are great, but I thinks its really cool having a complete costume, very MadMax.

5 comments:

chris hale said...

I love all this steampunk stuff, but I fear I am a little long in the tooth to actually wear it!

Sorry I missed your recent visit to London; hope to catch up with you next time!

SIMONCOLGANPHOTOGRAPHY said...

I wouln't wear it, but I love the laptops and bits made from mahogany and brass!

Liz said...

Love these images, great work! I posted it on my blog (giving your name and linking your blog) along with a general write-up about steampunk - I hope you are okay with this. If not, let me know! They are very gorgeous photos.

SIMONCOLGANPHOTOGRAPHY said...

Thanks liz do feel free to use it!

Boffins Bunker said...

Trying to connect the dots between steampunkers in Cornwall (uk) with Steampunk Cornwall blog (& with other sites) http://steampunkincornwall.blogspot.co.uk/