I visited the "Weekend at the Asylum" event at Lincoln over the weekend of 14th & 15th September, 2013. It's a meeting of Steam Punk enthusiasts and is the largest gathering in Europe. Back in April 2013 I posted a few images of Steam Punk characters that I took at last years' Lincoln Steam and Vintage Rally. A small group of them were there but the "Asylum" gathering was a gigantic event dedicated purely to Steam Punk. Lots of photo opportunities of some of the most bizarre characters and imaginative accessories I have ever seen, the overall theme though is friendliness and fun, nothing was too much trouble for the "Steam Punks" and I found them a most friendly and accommodating community. If any of them view my blog, thankyou for an enjoyable occasion and special thanks to Nikki & Mat who I photographed a lot. I attempted to research what Steam Punk is all about but it is very difficult to describe in just a few words. Look it up in Wikipedia, my description of it is simply good wholesome fun and very strange but entertaining.
|Note the goggles!!|
|One of the most popular "embelishments" to the overall theme are these variations|
on the goggles, worn on top of the headgear. Some are more intricate than others.
|Man & Wife enjoying a day out?|
|Two very colourful young ladies who were very happy to pose for me.|
They seem to be looking for a spot of lunch.
|More goggles but also a very elaborate gun, another favorite accessory!|
|This young lady seemed more like a mime artist but still made |
a very colorful subject.
|This is Montague Jacques Fromage, an entertainer from America.|
Now he was a really colorful character, a professional entertainer
and I found him extremely interesting to talk to.
|A lot of the accessories the Steam Punks wear are made by themselves but all manner|
of items can be bought at stalls like this one.
|This couple were very obliging and I took many photographs of them. |
Here are just a few to end this posting.
|The brass-work and tooling on the leather is really impressive|
and makes a really good subject for a photographer.
|Don't mess with this lady!|
|More impressive craft work.|
|An ornate gun!|
This is just a few of the pictures taken at "The Asylum", I will add more
in future postings.
All pictures taken on a Panasonic FZ150.