Here are some “off-the-cuff” shots I took at Smalley’s Inn (the local haunted restaurant) with the charming Peter Pasquerello. Peter is a phenomenal illustrator and graphic artist. He’s also Sherlock Holmes. Please visit his website, follow him on Instacrack, and show him your support!
If you like these images, stay tuned! There will be more where these came from.
“A Study in Scarlet”
Last night by sister came over with her roommate. The guy’s name is Connor and he’d make a killing as a Prince impersonator. I had a little bit of fun and took a few images. They’re not perfect, but it was fun. Enjoy. 🙂
I have a lot of nice shots from this year’s pow wow, but I wanted to share this one in particular. It’s my favorite. It came out of the camera perfect and it’s absolutely gorgeous. If you know anything about photography, you know how tough it is to get the perfect shot.
Pictured are Matt and Chris, the lead dancers at the Nimham pow wow. Thank you for being there, and thank you for letting me take this photo. You both look beautiful.
…as if there’s ever enough. These photos were taken at “Flights of Fancy”, vintage aviation steampunk day. The event was held at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome on 9/30, hosted by the Hudson Valley Steampunks and Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce. I was fortunate enough to be the event photographer!
I had the opportunity to shoot with one of the coolest people I know. Her name is Liz and typically, unless she’s at work, she dresses as though she’s stepped out of the 1940’s. Her wardrobe is colorful, unique, and seemingly never ending. The best part: she does it because she can. She enjoys it, down to the weird stares and odd comments, and she doesn’t pretend to be anyone but herself. And, to say Liz looks stunning is an understatement. So, she and I took to Main Street in Cold Spring and had a blast.
Here’s to one of the most awesome people I know. It takes courage to be who you are. Liz, thank you for modeling and keep being you. I can’t wait for the next shoot!
I’m terribly sorry to those of you whom I photographed. I was backed up on work for a few weeks so I focused on the paid jobs first before finishing the ones I’ve done for fun and practice. Here at last are the promised photos!
Also, Steampunk Honesdale was a blast. I’ve never seen such a well organized, full-steam-ahead event in my entire life, much less from a small town. The entire town was in on it, the shops decked out their windows, held steampunk themed sales and specials, and everyone looked happy to be there. Greater Honesdale Partnership, you outdid yourselves. Congratulations on an excellent first time and here’s to next year! HUZZAH!
And, if these are your kids in my photos and you do not want them publicized, let me know and I will take them down. They looked AWESOME, by the way!
I believe “The Fire Balloons” is a Ray Bradbury short story, published in The Illustrated Man.
Anyway, I finally got to attend the Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival, after years of saying I wanted to go. The best part: I went with the Hudson Valley Steampunks! We are a Meetup group, run by two awesome ladies who go by Dolly and Birdie. The steampunk in me couldn’t be happier. What was possibly more entertaining than the festival itself was the work I did in Photoshop afterwards! I had some fun in post production with a few quick fixes. Here are the results!
And, if you’d like your own vintage photograph, and enjoy the fictional 19th Century world that is Steampunk, come on down! This coming weekend (July 21-22) I will be vending at Steampunk Honesdale. That’s in Honesdale, PA. They’ll even have a locomotive!! In addition to selling my terrariums I will be offering vintage photo sessions. That means I will be offering professional shots and an 8×10 print of YOU in costume! Antiqued to look like the images below, of course. The price? Only $20! So come one, come all, dressed in gears, leathers, ‘n lace, and celebrate an awesome past that never was.
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