Artist Recreates Historic Cultural Moments Using Star Wars Characters

Artist Recreates Historic Cultural Moments Using Star Wars Characters

A photographer's curious yearlong project shares a refreshing perspective on some of the photos and paintings that moved the world.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 10 july 2012

Canadian art teacher, photographer, and Star Wars aficionado David Eger has unveiled a series of photographs, ‘365 Days Of Clones,’ that uniquely reimagine some of the most iconic paintings and moments captured in film using Star Wars characters. Shooting one picture a day for an entire year, Eger carefully placed characters such as R2-D2, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, the infamous Darth Vader, and the Storm Troopers in various scenes to channel historic works like American Gothic,  lauded photographs like The Kiss, Abbey Road, and Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, and cultural moments like the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Eger shot the collection in 2011, and added deeper meaning to his tributes by photographing each piece on a date relevant to its original work. For example, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the release of the movie E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, he photographed the classic bike-riding over the moon scene on June 11th, 2011, and to mark the Royal Wedding, he recreated Prince William and Kate Middleton’s balcony kiss on April 29th, 2011. Remarkably, Eger didn’t use photoshop to create the photos, instead placing the characters in real scenes.

Click through some of Eger’s photos in the gallery below and see all of the 365 photos here:

365 Days of Clones


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