Photo Study – Steampunk Ladies

Photo taken by me – steampunk ladies
Preston, England
April 18, 2016 2:51pm CST
Another of my Steampunk photos, which was taken in Queen’s Park, Harpurhey, Manchester. We were using a pub called The Hellfire Club (now sadly closed) for the shoot and we also made use of the adjoining park and a disused cemetery nearby. This shot uses a recurrent idea in my shoots, photographing models through bars and gateways. It captures a dangerous sense of being caged or imprisonment but with ambiguity – am I on the outside or are they visiting me? The Steampunk outfits here are quite gorgeous. Arthur Chappell
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Apr 16
I absolutely love old cemeteries. There is one near the college in Hannibal Missouri, I could be there with friends at 2 in the morning and it was still the most peaceful place on earth. One in Walla Walla Washington like that too, although I was never at that one at night
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• Preston, England
19 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt I love walking round old cemeteries too
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• Centralia, Missouri
19 Apr 16
@arthurchappell I find many so peaceful, as if the world outside ceases to exist when you cross the border
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• Preston, England
19 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt they are lovely places, and I love the styles of the various grave markers and wondering who the people under them were
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
15 May 16
just the outfits? Not the girls?
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• Preston, England
21 May 16
@Inlemay without the beauty of the ladies the outfits would not look so good. The same pose with me in the dresses would look rubbish
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
21 May 16
@arthurchappell ha ha all in the eyes of the beholder
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@JudyEv (96908)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 16
Nice photo - and I love the costumes too. Do you hire them?
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• Preston, England
19 Apr 16
@JudyEv the models buy or make their own costumes - many of them are burlesque performers or science fiction fans so they have such outfits in their wardrobes already
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@JudyEv (96908)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 16
@arthurchappell They certainly look great.
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@destimona (1948)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
19 Apr 16
I love the outfit.
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
19 Apr 16
I do not mind living in a place like this, even if I have to be caged in most of the times. It surely is much better than the old aged home!
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@teamfreak16 (35187)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Apr 16
Very lovely ladies. Great photo.
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@amadeo (46199)
• United States
18 Apr 16
That is cool there I loved it
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@Corbin5 (78815)
• United States
18 Apr 16
The Steampunk Ladies are looking good!
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