52 Weeks of Star Wars is a weekly photo project starring various characters from the Star Wars franchise. This photo project is a continuation of sorts to my original series; 365 Days of Clones, specially my Cloned Photos mini-series.
Today marks the first creation in another year long adventure. As the title suggests; 52 Weeks of Star Wars, one new photo will be taken, edited and added to the running total every Sunday. The twist is that all the images will be a recreation of sorts of a previous image. Some; like today, will be album covers, some will be film posters and others will be famous or well known images of the 20th century. There may even be the odd recreation of a painting!
I thought I would start off this year with another musical reference. I ended my 365 Days of Clones with a homage to the Beatles so I thought it would only be appropriate to begin my next series with another homage.
“A New Hope” is my take on the “Let It Be” album cover by the Beatles. Let It Be was originally released on May 8, 1970 and is the 12th and final studio album released by the group; although some argue that Abbey Road is actually the final studio album.
Some of you may be wondering why I chose to replace the Fab Four with Obi-Wan, Luke, Threepio and Artoo when the options were endless. Well, here goes...I chose to have Obi-Wan take John’s spot as I feel that Obi-Wan and John were (and are) the true leaders of their groups. Luke takes Paul’s spot as the successor after the death of Obi-Wan; much the same as Paul replaces John as the Band’s figurehead upon his death. I thought Threepio was a great replacement for Ringo as I see them both as “yes” men or followers of sort; doing what they are told to do. And finally Artoo as George. I believe that both Artoo and George were the quiet ones in their groups, I also feel that all either of them wanted was their voice or beeps to be heard!
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