star wars recreations of famous photographs
star wars recreations of famous photographs star wars recreations of famous photographs
jul 03, 2012

star wars recreations of famous photographs

a photo series by david eger recreates famous photos and paintings with star wars figurines and handcrafted sets above: ‘troopers raising the flag on iwo jima’ (joe rosenthal’s ‘raising the flag on iwo jima’) all images © david eger

as part of a year-long project ‘365 days of clones‘, canadian art teacher david eger has recreated famous photographs and paintings using star wars figurines. the scenography is done in real life rather than in photoshop, in a project that was eger’s response to his new year’s resolution to pursue personal photographic endeavours more often.

eger photographed each piece on a date relevant to the original work: the anniversary of the date the photograph was taken in the case of most contemporary pieces; or the birth or death dates of the artist for images like his recreations of pablo picasso’s ‘guernica’ or leonardo da vinci’s ‘vitruvian man’.

‘troopers atop a skyscraper’ (charles c. ebbets’s ‘lunchtime atop a skyscraper’)

‘abbey road’ (ilan macmillan’s ‘abbey road’ cover shot of the beatles)

‘galactic gothic’ (grant wood’s ‘american gothic’)

‘B.F. boba fett’ (cover of film ‘E.T. extra terrestrial’), with yoda in bicycle basket

‘migrant trooper’ (dorothea lange’s ‘migrant mother’ great depression photograph of florence owens)

‘a royal kiss’ (recreation of the wedding day first kiss of prince william and catherine middleton at the buckingham palace)

‘gandhi’ (margaret bourke-white’s portrait of gandhi spinning cotton)

‘million trooper march’ (bob adelman’s photograph of martin luther king jr.) eger’s setup for the ‘million trooper march’ recreation

‘the cloned kiss’ (alfred eisenstaedt’s ‘the kiss’)

via boingboing

  • Impressive, most impressive…

    Darth Vader says:
  • I see what you did there

    Fett, Boba says:
  • Something something something, dark side, something something.

    Darth Sidious says:
  • You don’t need to see his justification. These aren’t the photos you’re looking for. Move along now…

    TheCat says:
  • Last time I checked concrete wasn’t so reflective.

    Tim says:
  • Way more art in this than in Damien Hirst’s ‘Knocked-up of the South’ statue in today’s designboom.
    Good thing MLK was changed from Darth Vader; that wouldn’t have worked.
    and I hope ObiWan was barefoot on Abbey Rd. like the original.

    Great stuff.

    mackenzie collins says:
  • May the Force be with You 🙂

    Lord Vader says:
  • These photos are great, but the symbol on the flag (first photo) is incorrect. That symbol is of the Galactic Empire, created some time after the Clone Wars. Even though the symbol of the Grand Army of the Republic is pretty much alike, it isn’t the same. Despite that, I loved the photos!

    Stormtrooper says:
  • “martin luther king jr.’s million man march” someone didn’t proof this…

    thatguy says:

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