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16/52 | Trooper with the Dewbacks


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 sixteenth creation in this 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 a recreation from a famous image of the 20th century, while others will be movie posters or album covers. There may even be the odd recreation of a painting!


“Stormtrooper with the Dewbacks” is my recreation of the Richard Avedon’s famous photo "Dovima with the Elephants". Dovima is depicted in front of several elephants mimicking their trunks.


Some of you may be wondering why I chose to create a Cloned Photo based upon Avedon’s image. “Dovima with the Elephants” is very well know because at the time it was taken; 1955, contrasting an elegant, clean, beautiful model with a group of dirty elephants was unheard of. By today’s standards, however, it is almost expected and it is thanks to photographers like Avedon pushing the boundaries that fashion and other types of photography have come so far. This is an image I’ve wanted to recreate for sometime. The contrast between the elephants and the model have always intrigued me. I’ve often wondered how Avedon came up with the idea...hopefully I’ve done it some justice in my recreation.




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Taken on April 22, 2012