Photography Trip to Seattle – Part 2

Our trip continues with our Steampunk Archaeologist, named Hargrave in the book, and played by model Mark Austin. You will see many photos from our trip after the jump!

The day started with Mark showing up, getting make-up and dressing up in an outfit that was a very close fit. At 6’3″ and sporting a turban, Mark is huge!

Mark in full costume, waiting for some adjustments.
Mark in full costume, waiting for some adjustments.

The previous night we put together an Egyptian set, featuring a giant map that my aunt and I painted along with our other backdrops, as well as artifacts, books, boxes and a camel canteen!

Mark was a great model, entertaining while setting up and getting ready.

Mark shows off while Tyson figures out the lighting.
Mark shows off while Tyson figures out the lighting.

When he got his costume on, he seemed to like the horse riding boots best, which are pretty awesome, and he took a fancy to the little Egyptian knife.

Thanks to Mark, it’s going to be so hard to select the “best” image out of the shoot to use in the book!

Mark getting ready with glasses and in full costume.
Mark getting ready with glasses and in full costume.

After the shoot, Catey and I made our way down to the EMP Museum (Experience Music Project).

The night before I saw posters for Game of Thrones costumes without the people, and I was like, “If the Game of Thrones costumes are in town, we have to see them!” So we went.

As you will see, I had my chance to sit on the iron throne, and I got some pictures of Queen Sersie’s dress. Now, I do not know how to spell any names that occur in A Game of Thrones, so if I got that wrong, just ignore it. It’s hardly worth trying to spell their names without Google at hand.

Tyson on the Iron throne and Sersei's gown.
Tyson on the Iron throne and Sersei’s gown.

We also saw some costumes from The Princess Bride, Labyrinth, and a costume that influenced my art very much when I was little, the etched armor of Anubis from Stargate!

I used to sit for hours and draw little designs like those etched in his helmet, and that etching still influences my art today!

Anubis from Stargate and David Bowie's costume from Labyrinth.
Anubis from Stargate and David Bowie’s costume from Labyrinth.

Catey and I also visited the rest of the museum. Below you will see us in the Sci-fi section!

Tyson and Catey at the EMP Museum.
Tyson and Catey at the EMP Museum.

They also had Jimmy Hendrix’s clothes (how do you manage that?), and I liked this map blazer. It would go great in A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters, don’t you think?

Jimmy Hendrix map-blazer, perfect for Steampunk, and the Space Needle.
Jimmy Hendrix map-blazer, perfect for Steampunk, and the Space Needle.

We were so close to the Space Needle that I took a picture. I don’t believe I’ve ever been right up to it!

Stay tuned for even more adventures tomorrow!


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