Photographer E.F. Kitchen wanted to find "people who make or collect their own armor." She found them in the SCA and documented their work in her book Suburban Knights. Claire O'Neill of NPR's The Picture Show has the story. (photos)
"'I'm interested in groups of people who do things that are different,' Kitchen explained. 'It doesn’t mean that I understand it — but I enjoy photographing them to find out what compels them to do these things.' She also interviewed her subjects, and scattered their thoughts throughout the book."