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    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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    1. egerbver 36 months ago | reply

      Original by Richard Avedon

      Flash above @ full power in Ezybox. Flash controlled using Pocket Wizards. Reflector to left of subjects.

    2. microdory 36 months ago | reply

      Wow! I love it! Really nice work! :o)

    3. Chaos2k 36 months ago | reply

      great work

    4. Greg 50 36 months ago | reply

      Excellent :o)

    5. Peter van der Plaat 35 months ago | reply

      Excellent photo. Great concept

    6. egerbver 35 months ago | reply

      :o) Thanks!
      Thanks microdory!
      Many thanks Brian!
      Thanks Greg
      Thank you Peter

    7. mike_as 35 months ago | reply

      haa :D love it!

    8. Suus Wansink 17 months ago | reply

      Hahahahahaha just found this on Google when I was searching for Richard Avedon's photos! ='D Hilarious!

    9. Atomic Scout 11 months ago | reply

      Simply brilliant - I had to share this on Pinterest.

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