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Sunday 13th October 2019 Didcot Parkway Station, Station Rd, Didcot OX11 7NJ

Steampunk & Portraits at Didcot Railway Centre

Victoriana meets Science Fiction amongst the old platform and engine shed at Didcot Railway Centre.

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About this event

In the historic setting of a 1932 engine shed and surrounding traditional platforms we will be capturing a group of quirky steam-punkers as they show off their elaborate outfits for what promises to be a great day of photography! With a period steam engine in steam that we will move around the site, use of smoke machines and lighting we will be creating eye catching and atmospheric imagery with wonderful backdrops!

For those that are not aware of this almost cult like a arena, Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian, in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Therefore, steampunk may be described as neo-Victorian.

It is fair to say that Steampunk 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. Other examples of steampunk contain alternative-history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analogue computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine. Steampunk may also 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 first known appearance of the term steampunk was in 1987, though it now retroactively refers to many works of fiction created 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 moddled by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.


*Images are for illustration purposes only, models and backdrops may vary

Event requirements

Equipment

  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Filters
  • Flash
  • Lenses
  • Monopod

Fitness

  • Medium

Other essentials

  • Sturdy outdoor shoes
  • Torch
  • Warm clothing
  • Wet weather gear

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