Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Fanboys are kind of too easy of a target of satire these days. Granted, dudes running around dressed like their favorite sci-fi/fantasy/comic book heroes doesn't immediately make them the coolest guys in the room. But then again, it's just as silly seeing a group of Kanye-alikes or dudes dressed like Justice (see: every photo on Cobrasnake or Last Night's Party), but no one flinches. So what's up with the double standard? Geeks need love, too. That's why us geeks over at Whisper got excited at looking at Steve Schofield's "Land of the Free", a series of photographs of fanboys all decked out, but in their natural environments. Schofield actually treats his subjects with a sense of respect and awe, at times even making them seem heroic. After all, it takes a lot more testicular fortitude to go out dressed like Captain Kirk than it does to put on your leather jacket with Soulwax remixes blasting on your iPod.