Meet the Wizards and Lords That Rule the Suburbs of Utah The mythmakers in Brian Shumway’s series Modern Medieval aren’t content to sit around a table slaying imaginary dragons or play make-believe on Halloween. No, they’re out and about, dressing, talking and behaving like lords, warriors, Valkyries and the other characters of their own worlds and imaginations.
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From the story by Jordan G. Teicher

Meet the Wizards and Lords That Rule the Suburbs of Utah

The mythmakers in Brian Shumway’s series Modern Medieval aren’t content to sit around a table slaying imaginary dragons or play make-believe on Halloween. No, they’re out and about, dressing, talking and behaving like lords, warriors, Valkyries and the other characters of their own worlds and imaginations.

Shumway became curious about people who take fantasy to the next level after watching the 2008 documentary The Dungeon Masters. His intimate portraits and playful action shots reveal the hidden joy and deep passion of those who immerse themselves in lives others might consider odd. But rather than mock his subjects, Shumway joins in on the fun, making photographs that possess a bit of magic all their own. “You just never know who people really are. They put up one face in everyday life, but then they have this whole other side to themselves that you’d never expect,” he said.