One thing people often ask me about my photography is: “Where do you get your ideas?”
The answer is: a lot of places. But most frequently, from the literature I’ve been reading.
It’s currently my last semester in college, and I’m going out with a bang taking an english class called “Medieval Arthurian Literature”. I know … half of you probably just retched at the thought of taking such a class, while a smaller percentage probably geeked out like I did when I first saw the course listed. The truth is, I love to read, and I love encountering characters who I find particularly intriguing. These are often characters who aren’t the hero of the story – sometimes, they’re even the villain. I figure the hero has already has their story told, and it’s up to me to shed some light on these lesser-known figures.
While reading many, many tales of knights and damsels in distress and battles, I became interested in a character whose story doesn’t get told much: Morgan le Fay. Usually painted as King Arthur’s evil older half-sister, Morgan is usually painted as a witch and a sorceress who wants to overthrow Arthur and his kingdom. However, she is also one of the strongest and most powerful female characters in the whole Arthurian story. Is she really pure evil? Well, take a look and decide for yourself.
Many thanks to my model Maria for helping bring Morgan to life!