Press Release – Hellfire Club


The Hellfire Club ready to launch on Indiegogo

Exciting new crowdfunding campaign due for imminent release


Sheffield, UK: 8th November, 2016: Steampunk Journal Editor Matt Grayson has today announced plans to launch a new crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The project is called The Hellfire Club and is a subscription based gallery of artistic nude portraiture in a steampunk style.

The Hellfire Club will be UK based and feature people of all genders, race, religions as long as they of adult age. The crowdfunding campaign aims to raise £13,000 in order to fund the first 20 shoots before the site goes live. The funds will pay the creative talent behind each shoot for their time which will boost the local economy and help to dispel the issues surrounding artists working for “exposure”.

The project is currently in it’s planning stage and there is a page where you can register interest to be updated regularly from the Editor of Steampunk Journal, Matt Grayson:

You can also get a sneak peek of the perks available on the crowdfunder by going to this page:


Discussing The Hellfire Club, Matt Grayson said, “This is the culmination of a lifetime of photographic learning and a deep love of steampunk. I have a bank of models all interested in working with me on the project as well as a local make-up artist and a number of photographers have also expressed interest.” He continued, “At the start I’ll use professional models to get the site up and running, but I also want to feature real steampunks. I want the Hellfire Club to be a place where people can have picture taken that they normally wouldn’t dare to do and actually feel empowered. The site is going to be a tolerant place of positivity and encouragement.”


Despite this being a UK based operation, membership will be welcomed from all over the world. The launch is expected before the end of 2016 when enough interest has been generated.


About Steampunk Journal: Steampuk Journal launched on July 4th, 2013 as a simple wordpress blog and has grown into the most popular steampunk news site in the world*. Based in Sheffield, UK, the site reports on steampunk and Victoriana news and publishing steampunk themed articles as well as conducting reviews and interviews.


About the Editor: Matt Grayson lives in Sheffield with his two sons. He has worked in the photographic industry for over 20 years. It was when he photographed Professor Elemental at a gig in March 2013 that he recognised steampunk as what he’d been interested in all his life. He wanted to document his journey of discovery and four months later, Steampunk Journal was launched.

For more information, email

*Alexa rankings, November 2016

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