Thursday, September 16, 2010

Art, contrast and anachronism for sure!

Gather Ye Olde Suburban Knights
September 15, 2010

That is from an NPR blog article by Claire o'Neill, interviewing E. F. Kitchen, the photographer and author of Suburban Knights.

The web page and the project are fascinating. Click on the other shields at those links for other details, images and information. the book isn't ordered directly from the author, but sources are listed in North America, Germany and the UK.

My favorite detail is the 19th century technology for photographing 21st century medieval knights. It reminds me of the images of the Eglinton Tournament of 1839. Photography was starting to happen, but not of such things as that yet.

Thanks to Christine Sanders for send me the initial link!