Author(s): E. F. Kitchen
Whether they're bored office stiffs, housewives or disgruntled war veterans, the armour-clad members of the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) like to get beaten up the old-fashioned way. From 2003 to 2005, internationally renowned photographer E.F. Kitchen photographed and interviewed the fighters of the SCA on location, using a bespoke, 8x10 bellows camera. What followed was Suburban Knights, a fierce, sepia-toned series of portraits of these 21st-century warriors, lost in time.
"Her subjects stand in sparse, simple landscapes, but their stances and shields lend them an undeniable air of grandeur." "
The New Yorker, Photo Booth
""They have a sense of going back in time to a more gentle time - everybody is courteous and caring, it's like an extended family."
E.F. Kitchen, "Los Angeles Times"