The Airship Isabella

Daily Photo(s): The Airship Isabella

During SXSW, I ended up at a party that had a pretty big steampunk contingent, which is of course very cool to me. I thought I had some good steampunk stuff from Burning Man until I saw these guys…

This was at the Big Bang Bordello Party put on by True Ventures and Tunehopper. It was super-crowded, like most decent SXSW parties, and there was a raucous stage show with a bunch of gals in lingerie and stuff. Is it lame that I hung out with all the steampunk guys in the back? Yes, probably.

Many of them were crew from the Airship Isabella, and they had all kinds of inventive steam-powered goodies. What is Steampunk? Follow that link for the Wikipedia entry… and also, you may remember the Steampunk photo from Burning Man. If you’re looking for a good book in this genre, try “Boneshaker.”

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The Airship IsabellaDuring SXSW, I ended up at a party that had a pretty big steampunk contingent, which is of course very cool to me.  I thought I had some good steampunk stuff from Burning Man until I saw these guys...This was at the Big Bang Bordello Party put on by True Ventures and Tunehopper.  It was super-crowded, like most decent SXSW parties, and there was a raucous stage show with a bunch of gals in lingerie and stuff.  Is it lame that I hung out with all the steampunk guys in the back?  Yes, probably.Many of them were crew from the Airship Isabella, and they had all kinds of inventive steam-powered goodies.  What is Steampunk?  Follow that link for the Wikipedia entry...  and also, you may remember the Steampunk photo from Burning Man.- Trey RatcliffSee all three of these here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • Susan

    Cool shots Trey – wow! He’s got alot of gear! Are you going to borrow some for burning man?? Guess you need to think of Iceland and a few other things first! Have a good Saturday!

  • Great shots Trey. I really like the steampunk genre as well I still have that steampunk shot from burning man as my iPhone pic. Love it!

    Cheers,
    Noah

  • RogerC

    Uh Trey, personally, I’d rather see the shots of the raucous stage show you didn’t post. πŸ™‚

  • looks like a blast. Steampunk is fun, for sure.

  • Simon Morris

    Cool photos Trey – they remind me of characters out of the ‘Mad Max’ films. But c’mon, stop teasing – where are the main photos… don’t be shy now, yeah! πŸ˜›

  • Patrick Ahles

    I’m with Roger and Simon, where are the “other” shots? But seriuously, great shots.

  • Andy Bird

    These guys are hardcore – I wish I had the time and funding to be able to dress like this. If I did I would definitely get all the chicks! I reckon there’s more of a Western style running through the gear sported by these guys so i’m leaning towards a ‘Firefly’/’Serenity’ influence here rather than a ‘Mad Max’ one. If you need a loan of my brown suede trenchcoat for ‘Burning Man’ let me know hehe!

  • Gail in Montana

    LOL, funny story and funny comments from the guys! Lots of red in those there photos, boy πŸ˜‰ Great shots non the less. Thanks for not sharing the shots the guys wanted and for sharing lots of red and gear from Steampunk. Have a wonderful Saturday. It’s a sad one for us, funeral for a dear friend. See you tomorrow, we might be in the 80’s, whoohoo!!!! πŸ™‚

  • Julie

    I had no idea what Steampunk was or that it even existed till I found your sight. These photos are way cool. BTW Jules Verne may be my favorite author. I just love his imagination and foresight. I am working on learning HDR and plan to do a project each day. I am mostly learning by trial and error. My better ones get posted to Fliker. My bad ones go to digital photo heaven. I would appreciate any comments and tips. Here is today’s project.

    http://flic.kr/p/9QeJjV

  • Thanks all!

    Julie – thx for posting that… yes keep on having fun πŸ™‚

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