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What is steampunk? In reality describing this term is a difficult thing to do. New ideas are always being mixed in, nonetheless I will try my best to answer it.

Starting out as a subset of cyberpunk, steampunk is a sci-fi genre featuring steam-powered machinery inspired by the Industrial Revolution in 19th century America. This re-imagined phenomenon draws upon the wealth of historical technology and scientific fantasies of the Victorian and Edwardian periods. The main point is to reinvent modern technology, gadgets, architecture, vehicles, and fashion as the people of that era might have envisioned them.

Using Jules Verne, Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, China Miéville, and H. G. Wells as inspiration, people who follow this trend try to envision an alternate universe where steampunk is the norm. This retro-futuristic culture tends to be dark, grim, and features dystopian themes. Steampunk may also incorporate additional elements from the genres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction, alternate history, or other branches of speculative fiction. It continues to grow into a beast of its own,  making it a hybrid genre.

One of the most inspirational elements of steampunk, is attention to detail. Creatives dedicate hours of work to create fascinating accessories that wow the viewer. Today we collected some incredible steampunk based photography and custom-made gadgets. We hope you will enjoy the craftsmanship and appreciate the aesthetic beauty of steampunk!

New Order by Caesar Lima

New_Order by Caesar Lima (1)

New_Order by Caesar Lima (2)

Steampunk Arm Guard Bluetooth Keyboard

Steampunk Arm Guard Bluetooth Keyboard

Steampunk dreams by Rebeca Saray

Steampunk dreams by Rebeca Saray

Now or Never by Rebeca Saray

Now-or-Never-by-Rebeca-Saray

Steampunk iPhone Case

Steampunk iPhone Case

Steampunk Treehouse by Zachary Wasserman

Steampunk Treehouse

Steampunkin by Rebekah W

Steampunkin-by-Rebekah-W

Steampunk Cufflinks

Steampunk Cufflinks

Titanic Steampunk Black Watch By Romain Jerome

Titanic Steampunk Black Watch By Romain Jerome

Stark Raving by Dean Bradshaw

Stark Raving by Dean Bradshaw

Steampunk Lighter

Steampunk Lighter

Steampunk Telescope Ring

Steampunk Telescope Ring

Steampunk Pen

Steampunk Pen

Steampunk Gold

Steampunk Gold

Steampunk PC by Jake von Slatt

Steampunk PC by Jake von Slatt

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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