Express Thyself

Express Thyself

Recently, my band of especially cheery men and I, found ourselves on the Devil’s Causeway, traversing the very large and dangerous Sherwood Forest on our way to Nottingham. We had not been there for some time and thought it ripe for pillaging. Now,  late in the day, my men are tired and thirsty. The roadway is becoming more crowded with peasants, dragging their children and livestock along, heading for the small village of Little Wenham just ahead. As we near, I send Friar Tuck to the Abbey to get the latest on the Crusades that have been going on for years in the south. He has precious little time to spend with his cloaked cohorts, and I knew he was looking forward to sampling their new vintage. Little John caught a glimpse of the tents and flags at the jousting arena, tipped his hat to me and was gone. I would not see him till the morn, battered and bruised for sure, with a smile on his face.The weekly market was in full swing. Bursting with music and laughter, and smelling of wood smoke and game roasting and sweat. Everyone, it seems, was there. Minstrels and maidens, moneychangers and tradesmen, jugglers and jesters. And wenches. As for the rest of us, we elbowed our way into the nearest ale house. Day becomes night, and the revelry continues, but my memories become foggy. I may recall in the wee hours though, a tumble in the hay. And then suddenly, and with a jolt, I am awake.

Medieval Days

You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are. ___John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Medieval Days

 I want freedom for the full expression of my personality. ___ Mahatma Gandhi,

Medieval Days

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. ___Allen Ginsberg

Medieval Days

Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for. ___ Oliver James

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Great portrait shots… I love the lady with the upright pigtails… I may try that style next!

    1. Upright pigtails – may be the start of a new fashion trend. 🙂 Thanks for commenting and for the visit.

  2. OMG Ron, where in heaven’s name did you find these characters?!?!? The woman with the flying teeth is priceless!!!! Well done – a wonderful set of self-expressions!!

    1. A Medieval Faire came to town recently. Many photogenic characters. 🙂 Thanks Tina.

  3. Brilliant! Those faces, characters…really amazing photos!

    1. Thanks Ese. I am pleased you enjoyed the post.

  4. Love these portraits.

    1. Thank you so much and thanks for visiting.

  5. Fantastic portraits and story, Ron. They almost jump out of the screen at me. 🙂 Love the John Green quote. How true it is.

    1. Thanks Sylvia. The Green quote spoke to me too.

  6. Ha, ha ~ that was brilliant commentary with some brilliant portraits…the opening shot I loved, the perfect start to this post. Cheers!

    1. You are one of the few to catch on to my bit of fiction! And I thought it pretty obvious. Thanks Randall.

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