Welcome to the Steampunk Menagerie

Steam­punk is a genre and aes­thet­ic inspired by Vic­to­ri­an-era indus­tri­al­ism that is simul­ta­ne­ous­ly retro and futur­is­tic. It imag­ines a world of advanced tech­nol­o­gy some­how pow­ered by steam and mechan­i­cal devices rather than elec­tric and gas engines and mod­ern micro­elec­tron­ics. Steam­punk mech­a­nisms are often com­plex and elab­o­rate – con­struct­ed of gears, cogs, heavy brass plates and fit­tings, all held togeth­er with lots of riv­ets, along with a lib­er­al use of black and red leather. 

These stereo views imag­ine a diverse steam­punk menagerie  in a vari­ety of fan­ci­ful set­tings – from beneath the sea to out­er space. Enjoy the visuals!

© 2023 V. Grein and D. Kuntz

Vanessa Grein (Aachen, Germany) / David Kuntz (Los Angeles, USA)

Vanes­sa and David are fre­quent 3D col­lab­o­ra­tors. Their col­lab­o­ra­tive work often com­bines tra­di­tion­al 3D pho­tog­ra­phy, hand drawn ele­ments, and com­put­er-gen­er­at­ed imagery. Their Mag­i­cal Crea­tures series won 1st Place at the NSA 3D-Con stere­o­card com­pe­ti­tion in 2022 and the image Pega­sus was also fea­tured in the book Stere­so­copy is Good For You by Sir Bri­an May. In 2023, the Steam­punk Menagerie series of stereo cards shown here in the gallery also won 1st Place at 3D-Con aas well as the Tex Tread­well Award 2023.

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