Do you know what steampunk is? I knew only vaguely.
When Fireball photographers have announeced "Steampunk" challenge I went to.... Wikipedia
In short for those that are also not sure: is a sub-genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.
Having a background in style and fashion, I did not feel like straightforward "steampunk". Frankly, I feared being too cheesy or cheap, as often costumes end up looking.
I colaborated with a fantastic fashion designer Yolanda Ng and we came up with a more fashion spin on stemapunk.
This production ended up being in the top 5 most favorite sessions and concepts for me. Who would have figured?! I just love dressing up and thinking up something out of ordinary... a magical fairytail world, ruled by strong, fierce and one-of-a-kind charachters.
Look at what we created and tell me, what is YOUR fantasy world? How would YOU like to be photographed?
Model: Yoland Ng
Fireball Photographers is an international group of portrait photographers that originally met while attending a Sue Bryce workshop in France.
We collaborate on projects where we work on our own, as well as meeting in places like Barcelona and London to work together.
The participants of the 2018 Steampunk challenge are:
Rebecca Wipp Ovin
Corinne of Silverbox Creative Studio
and yours truly, Oli Beer of You Are Stunning Photography
To see what others have created jump over to our Fireball photographers Facebook group.
I hear that Fireball photographers are opening the next challenge to more portrait photographers. If you want to participare, let me know and I will put you in touch!