Russian Steampunk

As Steampunk continues to grow and  captivate people, it brings some amazing people and creativity into the subculture. Today, I found some amazing photographs of Steampunks from Russia (Стимпанк) that were posted by looka_net to the ru_steampunk community on LiveJournal. Take a look:

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Beautifully done. They’re still working on the project, so if I happen to hear any more regarding these photographs, I’ll be sure to let you know. And be sure to follow the ru_steampunk community on LiveJournal if you’d like to learn more about Steampunk in Russia. For more on the Steampunk community in Russia as a whole, be sure to drop by http://steampunker.ru/, the same people who brought you the awesome tutorial for a Steampunk CD player a few months ago.

And, as an extra for today…if all those photos has you interested in delving deeper into Russian Steampunk, you may find this collection of photos taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii between 1909 and 1912 during a photographic survey of the Russian Empire to be of interest. Though strictly historical, these photographs give us a colorful glimpse into what life in Russia was like as the steam driven era came to an end and the Russian revolution loomed just a few years into the future. The photos may provide some inspiration for a Russian inspired Steampunk ensemble as well, so be sure to check them out.