Have you ever heard of steampunk fiction? It is a literary genre that flourished in the mid 20th century and includes works by H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, and China Miéville. Steampunk stories combine a strong fascination with steam-powered technologies, backgrounds typical of the 19th British and American industrialized societies and futuristic traits.
Steampunk fiction also influenced music, home-décor, fashion and lifestyle. Today the steampunk movement is still very popular and its fans organize parties, concerts and festivals.
They wear steampunk outfits which combine clothes typical of the Victorian era such as gowns, corsets, petticoats, bustles, top hats, spats and military-inspired garments with technological and fantasy accessories such as timepieces, parasols, flying goggles, and ray guns.
Nikita and Anna, a couple that hired me for an informal photo walking tour in Venice, decided to stage a steampunk love story in Venice starring themselves as main characters. They informed me in advance about the plot so that I could think about a suitable itinerary in Venice for our photo shooting in Venice: we started from Lista di Spagna and strolled in the Cannareggio (including the Ghetto area) and Rialto districts.
Their outfits were really gorgeous: Victorian-styled, colorful and elegant garments with technological accessories. This photo service in Venice gave them the chance to discover some less known Venetian areas and I could shoot several creative and colorful couple photographs.