03 March 2014

Melbourne Steampunk

OK, ok.. A few of you have been asking to show you Mercury's Steampunk images, actually some of you may also be asking how did Mercury get this in his brain? what was the inspiration behind it, what studio techniques were used and for those who are really lost, what exactly is Steampunk? 
Firstly. The easiest question, Steampunk noun a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology, hence the crazy old aviator goggles and the like..Secondly why Mercury?  well, asking a creative mind that is possibly asking for a thousand answers. Start with the abstract colours, over the top characters, emotion and the fact it is out of the ordinary, a fantasy with no rules.
'Every photographer should go out and grab something that makes them feel like the very first time they fell in love with photography, stay creative, whatever it takes find what it is that keeps your art alive'
Lastly on a technical note for the photographers out there. All images were shot using Prime lenses on the   Canon 5D Mark 3 .  Up to 8 studio lights were used, for eg. This shot below with Rocky the dog, used all eight lights individually lighting each person (and dog!) in the frame. For those who love the creative side of photography it is interesting to know Mercurys favourite artist Caravaggio is the inspiration behind this dramatic posing ,  the rich colours mixed with dark and moody back grounds. 
Lastly thank you to Alexandra Chambers and all his team, we loved being involved. Hope you enjoy Mercury's Melbourne take on SteamPunk. 

Melbourne Steampunk Photographer


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