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20/52 | The Imperial Network

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 Twentieth 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 movie poster, while others will be recreations of famous images of the 20th century or album covers. There may even be the odd recreation of a painting!


“The Imperial Network” is my recreation of the infamous "the Social Network Poster" featuring Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg; the founder of Facebook. The film tells the story of the creation of the idea of what eventually developed into Facebook.


Some of you may be wondering why I chose to create a Cloned Photo based upon a film that at first glance has nothing to do with the Star Wars franchise. For starters; at least in my opinion, Facebook (and perhaps Google) will eventually rule the world. Similarly; the Galactic Empire (more commonly known as The Empire), strives for supreme rule over the galaxy. Eerily similar don’t you think? I also thought it would be appropriate seeing as it was Mark Zuckerberg’s birthday this week and Facebook stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Again, this weeks creation brought new challenges to the table. Everything was created from the ground up so to speak. Everything from the scroll bars, to the Imperial Network logo, to the buttons and tabs where all created in Illustrator and brought into Photoshop where they were added to the original image. I can truly say that I am very satisfied with the end result...




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Taken on May 17, 2012