Friday, July 25, 2008

Artist Finds Beauty In Nerds

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One British photog uncovers the beauty of super nerds in their natural habitats.

For his latest work, titled Land of the Free, Steve Schofield photographed British Trekkies, Star Wars fans, and Elvis enthusiasts who choose to live life in their geeky costumes every day.

Schofield explains, “It’s a look at how American culture has invaded British culture. It’s odd to see grown adults wearing sci-fi clothes in their modern homes. They’re very proud to be geeks, though, and there’s something very nice about it.”

Among the super fans Schofield shot are a couple who had a Star Trek-themed wedding on a replica of the Starship Enterprise, and a man who Schofield says criticized another one of his subjects for not having the correct buttons on his Star Wars outfit.

Schofield says, “At first I didn’t understand them and found them very strange, but over time I saw what they get out of it. I still wouldn’t dress up like that though.”

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