These images are a series of environmental portraits of medieval re-enactment members in their own surroundings. I played with halves in these images with the model predominantly to one side. This was to emphasise the contrast in their lives between fantasy and reality. I also had them look out of frame to match their non conformist lifestyle with a non conformist pose, one that is not of the norm. They almost seem to be turning their back on their reality peeking into another life, a world that is in their mind. I also played with hero stances and tried to match the colourings of old paintings of similar subject matter, which were almost always colour cast and de-saturated.

 

Nicky