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“Slay Normalcy and Save the World”: LARPing and Monster Camp

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NOT having TV can have its downsides, like missing out on a screening of the following documentary Monster Camp on ABC ­čśŽ┬á I love everything about re-enactment and role-playing cultures and it looks like this is a quirky look at some of the characters known as LARPers (Live Action Role Playing) that inhabit the peculiar World of Warcraft.

Nevermind, I’ll have to catch it on DVD, thanks to my lil’ sis Nattie for telling me about it and thinking of me! Funny how people now seem to have an idea of the kinds of stuff I like to photograph. I’ve got a pretty good stream of ideas coming from various friends and relos. Keep em rolling in folks.

There are a number of photographers (interestingly many of them women) who have looked at re-enactment. Here are a few examples:


An My Le from Small Wars

25friendxlarge1Elena Dorfman from the series Fandomania

greta-prattGreta Pratt from the series Nineteen Lincolns

And lastly one from my own series, The Medievalists:


Lee Grant from the series The Medievalists

Life just goes on, don’t it?

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Well, it really does. After chucking a few tantrums, getting back into the world and shooting lots of film and indulging a momentary lapse of reason (buying a new desktop with extra external HD) I’m actually feeling better. There’s nothing like the soothing sounds of a shutter speed to calm one down…..

Still waiting to see if ‘forensic’ data retrieval experts can get me back my work but at this point, I’m not sweating it any more. Life’s bigger than a damn machine, wouldn’t you say?

And so here are a few things that have been keeping me occupied:

Yes, still chasing those who dress-up (seriously) for fun. These images are from a weekend away at Beorg-Wic with the Ancient Arts Fellowship. Also spent this weekend gone with another re-enactment group, the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Quite a different group with a different approach but at heart is the same idea – lots of fun. Will post some of these in the next week or so as a work-in-progress.

Oh and when you get a minute, do check out the work of Melbourne residing photographer, Louis Porter. The series Mound Bayou is, methinks, his best.

Written by Lee Grant

May 5, 2008 at 4:49 pm