http://underexposedphotography.net/#contact…(steampunk, diesel punk, or something punk)
I had no idea there were so many sub-genres.
I just know I like what I’ve seen so far.
Working with Mairi, of Trapped in Time Designs, has led me to the doorstep of Airship Isabella Productions at 521 Lyons Street, NOLA. Mairi scouted their gorgeous little shop as the location for the editorial shoot for her New Orleans RAWAwards designs.
Airship Isabella is a team of steampunk enthusiasts that creates everything from steampunk “backpacks”, sculpted from gourds, to delicate wire wrapped rings, to THE MOST AMAZING custom-made, leather crafted costumery. Their storefront is quaint, but jam packed with wearable treasures. The workshop is a hand crafter’s dream. I was a kid in a candy store.
The gourd backpacks…more fashion than function, but beautiful, none-the-less.
The gorgeous wire-wrapped cameo rings.
Okay, back to the shoot. Our models of the day were Amber Carollo and Nola Chick, a well known pin-up model ’round these parts. The story is that they are sisters surviving in a post-apocalyptic world. Amber is the rough and tumble sister who fights to get what she wants. Nola Chick uses a more seductive approach, making use of her feminine wiles to get what she needs. Somehow, Mairi and I came up with the same exact story, independently of each other. We do that…a lot. It’s getting weird.
We did the shoot in the storefront, which proved to be the perfect backdrop. The guys there pulled out anything and everything Mairi and I thought to ask of, including large trunks and weapons! (photos below)
I am so in love with how these came out! Plus, this shot was published on Dark Beauty’s website! Thanks to Mairi’s submission.
Special thanks to Airship Isabella, especially Zombie (“Don’t yell at me!”), Andy (set design and master pound cake baker), and Suseaux (“YES! I would punch ANYONE who tried to BITE me!”) for allowing me to roam around and drool all over your workspace!
Another thank you to Captain Whittaker for allowing us to use the space for our shoot, as well as for gearing up to pose with our models.
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Buy some steampunk clothes and accessories (check out the cuffs!): Airship Isabella
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