Photographer and author E.F. Kitchen, who recently released Suburban Knights: A Return to the Middle Ages, has been chosen as the third artist to exhibit at the newly formed Central California Museum of Art. She spoke to reporter Joe Johnston of the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
In order to research the book, Kitchen was required to "infiltrate the mysterious Society of Creative Anachronism." "I just did the minimum that was required in order to blend in and not make people feel nervous or put off," said Kitchen.
The article continues with a discussion of SCA fighting and how the organization works.
“I would say 80 percent of them are attracted to it because they can actually go into battle and not get penalized for being violent,” Kitchen said. “And the other percent goes there to be creative. They make things with their hands. They make armor, they make costumes, they dance the dances of the Middle Age, they play musical instruments."