I'm with you. I really am. This world we live in right now is boring. Extremely boring. You have your job, your wife, your kids, your video games, your fast food. But deep in your heart, you want to have an adventure. Fight for something you really love. Discover new galaxies, new universes. Find gold, find monsters, find honor. I'm with you. I really am.
Photographer Boris Leist studied social science and German studies and now follows people who are part of the global live role-playing movement. What is this now, you may be asking? In it, you transform into zombies, elves, and dark knights. Into mermaids, orcs, and dwarves. Into hunters, survivors, and clowns. You can be whatever you want.
Boris made a book titled
Larp out of the photos.
The actors create characters who ideally have the power to block out the modern world and create their own, he tells us.
Freed from social structures, rules, and laws, they become one with themselves and move together through strange universes. Imagination and creativity are the main goals. Everyone is invited to participate in this intense, fantastic, and often epic journey.