Saethwr the Dragon-At Home With The Furries

Two weeks ago, I photographed a red dragon who lives in Cardiff, there I’ve said it. Surely I don’t have to explain any further.

Saethwr, pronounced Sa-thea is a furry with a particulary interesting fursuit, one of most unique in the UK, he’s a great big dragon with massive wings. We’ve been speaking for a while trying to get a shoot on the go. Well on the 13th July, all that planning came together.

I was ably assisted in this task by my good friend, Matt Writtle. We did two shoots on the Saturday and followed it with an awesome mountain bike ride in Afan Forest on the Sunday.

We got to his house just past 9am and it was already smoking hot, yes I’d managed to pick one of the hottest days of the year to ask Saethwr to wear his fursuit for three hours..but he was game which is all you ask for.

The first set-up had to be the garden, the light was quite beautiful with dappled sunlight breaking through the trees, plus it would be like shooting on the surface of the sun by about the afternoon, so we got started quickly.

Saethwr the dragon mowing the lawn ( Picture: Matt Writtle )

Saethwr the dragon mowing the lawn ( Picture: Matt Writtle )

Is that a lightmeter in your hand or are you just pleased to see me?

Is that a lightmeter in your hand or are you just pleased to see me?

But enough from me, let’s see what Saethwr made of it.

Shortly afterwards, Saethwr cooked us leek soup for lunch, it was delicious!!

I don't know if you can spot any references to Wales in this picture.. (Picture: Matt Writtle)

I don’t know if you can spot any references to Wales in this picture.. (Picture: Matt Writtle)

A massive thanks to Matt Writtle for his help, assistance, patience and for shooting all these instagrams and videos.

Thanks also to Saethwr and his family for their amazing hospitality ( and Saethwr, your incredible patience on the hottest day of the year!!)

Coming up next is a Jedi tiger in Swansea

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One thought on “Saethwr the Dragon-At Home With The Furries

  1. Pingback: What do Welsh Dragons do at home? | Broadbentius' Blog

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