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.

“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