A couple of weeks ago, I was hired by a couple of Chicago based performers to photograph them at a Steampunk event in Rockford, IL. They are called “The Absinthe Minded Professors”, and they are a storytelling duo who perform at Steampunk events in and around Chicago, consisting of Joshua Safford (the storyteller), and Michi Reiger (the violinist). The steampunk event was called “Steam Century Mystery” and was held at the Midway Village Museum in Rockford, IL. It was a very cool live action mystery event, based in an historic 18th century town, complete with hotel, blacksmith, church, schoolhouse, and much more. It was my first Steampunk event, and won’t be my last. I enjoyed both photographing the event, and the creative photoshoping, or photo alchemy, that occured afterwards. Below are some of the images from the event, as well as links to the local Steampunk blogs and websites where you can find out more about The Absinthe Minded Professors. As always, click on the pictures to take you to the galleries where you can find more.