It all started with a shot in the dark, a message to a photographer that whose work I admired. I loved the detail on the costumes and the sense of beauty and grace of the subjects. I was thumbing through posts in a photography group and noticed that a photographer, Steampunk Chuck Coleman, was coming to Boston to shoot more of his Queens of Steam project. I decided that I would take a chance and she if I could see how these images were created. I've gotten used to taking more and more chances in my life so this was right up my alley.
On a whim and without really expecting a response I messaged him to offer my services as an assistant. Within a half hour he not only messaged me but we had a quick phone interview. From the interview Chuck expressed a need for assistance with a multimedia project showing behind the scenses. From that point on my focus became documenting the photo shoot.
I enlisted the help of another talented photographer and fellow student, Duncan Luther to help me to capture the audio and video components to creating a short documentary of the project.
Over the course of the weekend I was able to learn a lot in terms of a successful fashion photoshoot and Chucks unique style. The Queens of Steam project is driven by the women who have access to all of the custom clothing and accessories which Chuck is able to provide. They work together to create the distinct looks as evidenced in the photos produced.
The women I met and worked with over the course of the shoot and through interviews we conducted were some of the strongest and interesting people I've had the honor to work with. The message from the project was that beauty and strength can be found in everyone no matter your age or background.
As of now I'm currently pulling all of the audio and video components into a cohesive look at this wonderful project and these amazing women. Stay tuned for the completed video next time. Please like, share and check out www.queensofsteam.com and Chuck Coleman on Facebook.