star wars raids reality in thomas dagg's surreal photo series
 
star wars raids reality in thomas dagg's surreal photo series star wars raids reality in thomas dagg's surreal photo series
oct 28, 2014

star wars raids reality in thomas dagg's surreal photo series

star wars raids reality in thomas dagg’s surreal photo series
all images © thomas dagg

 

 

 

as a self-professed star wars fanatic at the age of eight, now-adult canadian photographer thomas dagg longed for a way to intersect his picture-taking profession with memories from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. dagg describes how the blockbuster’s classic characters and iconic scenes found their way into nearly every dimension of his childhood imagination, playing out fantasy-inducing roles in his everyday existence. ‘I absorbed anything and everything star wars…it was my life.’

star wars raid reality in thomas dagg's surreal photo series

 

 

 

as a manifestation of these adolescent, yet strangely visceral visions, he has digitally inserted stormtroopers, spacecraft and light sabers into the everyday, manipulating reality into an expanded universe of characters and creatures. a dramatic use of forced perspective turned his childhood playthings into seamless integrations within a contemporary context — a light saber swaps out a baseball bat at a packed game, a mammoth ship hovers overhead parallel skyscrapers and three TIE fighter’s sweep above an row of ordinary residences.

star wars raid reality in thomas dagg's surreal photo series
as seen from outside a car window

star wars raid reality in thomas dagg's surreal photo series
yoda clutches onto the back of a runner

star wars raid reality in thomas dagg's surreal photo series
a light saber swaps out a baseball bat at a packed game

star wars raid reality in thomas dagg's surreal photo series

star wars raid reality in thomas dagg's surreal photo series
a mammoth ship hovers overhead parallel skyscrapers

star wars raid reality in thomas dagg's surreal photo series
TIE fighter’s sweep above an row of ordinary residences

star wars raid reality in thomas dagg's surreal photo series
an ewok stands behind the gate to a family home

  • “stormtrooper” should read “ton ton mounted rebel” and the car window “spacecraft” is the “millennium falcon”, and the larger spacecraft over the buildings is a “star destroyer”. I hope copyright issues aren’t involved

    Ryan says:
  • even if I wasn’t a star wars fan I’d still say these are great, top work, love ’em thanks for sharing your wonderfull vision

    roninpunkboy says:
  • I love ‘skyscrapers’. Fun stuff.

    Jim

    jimCan says:
  • nerdfest

    dbkii says:
  • Brilliant! like it

    JP says:
  • ‘skyscrapers’ I though Vogon Condtructor Fleet and the Ewok – perfect:) Lovely work

    mikka says:
  • It’s Tauntaun, not ton ton.

    Zack says:

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