Steve Schofield

Photographer Steve Schofield takes pictures of British science fiction and fantasy fans in their homes.
My practice is concerned with exploring the fascination that the British public has with American popular culture and the sub-cultural world of fandom. In the images, I have shown people in their own homes and environments wearing costumes that they would be dressed in to attend events with other like-minded individuals. It seeks to offer a glimpse into seemingly ordinary lives of my subjects and allows the private to become public. The work hints at the depth of people's fantasies and the methods they employ to adopt this culture as part of their own lifestyle as a means of escapism.

The work makes a political reference to globalisation and America's ongoing ability to infiltrate all cultures via various channels of media. Much of daily life is influenced by 'Americanisms' whether through language, food or fashion, which can often be traced back to music videos, the Hollywood film industry, advertising and American sit-coms.

Link -Thanks, Jon Jason!

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The Jedi knight looking out the window reminds me of that famous photograph of Malcolm X...

Also, I couldn't help but notice how many Klingons were accompanied by infants... wearing red shirts!

The Capt. Picard look-alike is almost spot-on. "Make it so."

I've heard that dressing in traditional Native American ceremonial garb is also very popular in Germany.
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