Historic re-enacting is something that I have been involved in for well over 34 years. In trying to recreate the past it is interesting just how much study and effort goes into making sure everything is just right. Not just the late night study sessions but the sitting around the camp fires discussing the historic in’s and out’s of any given time period. It’s hard to know just what draws people to try and recreate the past. If you where to line up 500 historic re-enactors you’d more than likely get 500 different variations on the theme. For the most part, as people, we are interested in where we come from because it also helps us to answer the question of where we are going. These are some of the people that I photographed at Stoney Creek Ontario this past weekend who like me are interested in preserving and presenting the past.
This is photo book number three of my wife’s and my study of the War of 1812 which gives a quick over view of the war in 1813. As many of you may or may not know my wife, son and I are historic re-enactors when we are busy doing other things. We are currently in the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and made the decision to photography and document that anniversary. Enjoy.