A picture is worth a thousand words. But what if we were to add narratives to a series of images showing the adventures of a modern day knight? Dutch photographer Martijn van Oers and narrator Andress Kools feel photography has become a fleeting medium. An art form where people look at an image for a split second, click “like” and move on.

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“I wanted to try something different. Adding narratives to images encourages the viewers to look beyond the story they think the image itself is telling. I took it upon myself to document a modern day knight’s ongoing struggle to be accepted by modern day society. His wayward reluctance to adapt leaves him feeling unwanted and insecure. Like anyone, he longs for a life of normality, fitting in and maybe, to find love. Over the next years, I will attempt to unveil the man behind the armour. To show everyone there ís a place for Urban Knights in our society.”

Meet Wolfram von Eschenbach, last living descendant of his namesake, the 13th Century knight-poet Wolfram von Eschenbach, who fought alongside count Herman von Thüringen in the third Crusades. This is the story of a knight forsaken, misplaced in time and space.

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Capable of love

The tome of carnal knowledge

Self-inflicted torture

13th century Selfey

Fueled by a caged banshee

Thanksgiving tellerfleisch

The reaper’s touch

Comfort a longing soul

The joy of the season