Exhibiting photographer(s): Suellen Symons
Displacing your normal life with a new identity by sewing imaginatively and creating new attire, courageous knights, glamorous princesses, even queens, and kings emerge from the chrysalis. Extraordinary civilians with a dynamic alter ego for the time they are out and about in a parallel universe.
These images are created to acknowledge the power and grace, and respect to detail, using authenticity to the historical period juxtaposed with a modern sensibility shining through.
The energy coming from the portraits, the acknowledgement by each person that to be photographed in his/her alter ego is the proper compliment for his/her skill and believable avatar status, was showing a respect towards me the photographer who in this case only had to pose the subject and then allow the discordant background, sometimes with sign posts from modern life or an out-of-time detail poking through. I like this blending of the everyday visual “junk” with the Medieval Alter Ego.
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