• This frame makes the collage qualify as a 'self-portrait.' It also features my Empire Strikes Back blanket as a background. You know how women save their wedding dress in hopes that their daughter will someday want to wear it on their wedding day? Well, this is the father/son version.
  • These were two separate shots, but when I put them side by side, I realized they worked together, so I just smudged the line where they met and now it's a panorama.
  • Chewbacca, Lando, Leia (sans Boushh helmet) and the busted Landspeeder are the remnants of my once impressive Star Wars action figure collection. Han Solo and Greedo were recent gifts from a work colleague (Thanks, Adam!)
  • My Wife's dad found these around their house a few years ago and gave them to me. It's the entire set of Ralph McQuarrie's published drawings from Star Wars. One of my treasures.
  • The big STAR WARS logo laid out over the entire collage is a photographic element, too. I photographed my Star Wars Soundtrack liner notes and used the logo here.
  • This note is flippin' hilarious. =D - {Monarch Images}

Star Wars Childhood

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For Self Portrait Challenge - 'Childhood'

I was only three years old when the original Star Wars was released in 1977, but it played a role in my childhood, so I had to acknowledge it this month for the 'childhood' theme.

See various notes for some additional information.

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  1. dawn_ds 69 months ago | reply

    so do you keep this star wars paraphernalia in a vault down in your secret room? or did you bribe christy into letting you have an entire star wars museum/man cave?

    love it. love your passion for star wars that is so evident here. this is a fabulous mosaic.

    ps how come you never wear hats?

  2. Jeremy Stockwell 69 months ago | reply

    No man cave at our house, I'm afraid. I had to pull the blanket from a storage bin in a corner of our closet and when I was done with it, it returned there.

    The action figures from my childhood were acquired on a recent trip to my Mom & Dad's place, where I grew up. I know that if I could tear apart my old closet, I'd find many more treasures, but these are the ones I could find quickly. The ones I found along with a couple of recent acquisitions are now on display in my cubicle at work.

    The McQuarrie drawings store safely in another closet, out of any conceivable reach of the sticky hands of children.

    I have a few other toys that are related to the Prequels, but I didn't feel it was appropriate to include them for the 'Childhood' theme.


    I've never worn hats, Dawn -- except when required for some reason. They never fit my head right. If I wear them so that they look right, they always fall off. If I wear them so that they don't fall off, I look like a total goofball [horrific flashback to coach-pitch baseball].

  3. QuickRedFoxy 69 months ago | reply

    I love this...it takes me back to my own childhood. Sorta. More like my brothers' childhoods. I remember watching Star Wars on our brand-new VCR when I was about 10...ahhh, memories!

  4. Leia Speia 69 months ago | reply

    ahhh...I feel obliged to make a comment since I have often been called "Princess Leia" growing up and it was always in a negative way for some reason although I don't know why because Star Wars is COOL!

    I don't pronounce my name like hers (lee-ah instead of lay-ah) but when people mis-pronounce it I don't correct them because deep down I always wanted to be Princess Leia with the ear buns.

    Oh, and very nice collage.

  5. {Monarch Images} 69 months ago | reply

    I'm all about the ear buns, too, Leeeeee-ah.

  6. {Monarch Images} 69 months ago | reply

    Great collage, Jeremy. You did a jam up job on it! I'm just now learning layering techniques so this looks like the Sistine Chapel to me!

    Boys and their Star Wars. I've always been the type of girl that's like "If the boys can do it I can too" so I tried to get in to SW, but just couldn't ever appreciate it. (I did always dig Princess Leia's Jabba the Hut outfit though. *sigh* Girls.)

  7. T. Jason Wright Photography 69 months ago | reply

    I was three also. My earliest memory is seeing SW in the theater in '77, so it holds a very special place in my heart. I hate to admit it, but I have a lot of SW stuff in my home office. :-) I only wish I still had the old figurines... Had a bunch as a kid but blew them up and sold them off as I got older. Didn't know about collector value back then! Thanks for the great trip down memory lane!

  8. RebekahSfD 69 months ago | reply

    My dear husband has been playing SW music in his office for days & driving me batty, so to log in and see this while having the music drifting across the hall... I literally laughed aloud, it seems like you guys can't seem to get enough!

  9. vedrana m. 69 months ago | reply

    looks great! and fun and cool too :))

  10. by Janine 69 months ago | reply

    I love starwars! the old ones anyway, the new ones were kinda' meh for me.

  11. ashleymae28 68 months ago | reply

    I love this, my husband and I are HUGE Star Wars Fans!!!

  12. Zed The Dragon 61 months ago | reply

    great pic, and good work on it ...

  13. pauls1970 60 months ago | reply

    Nice image! Love the landspeeder!

  14. Chloe Rodriguez 46 months ago | reply

    my little brothers have that Chewbacca!

  15. Purle 43 months ago | reply

    i love this.

  16. Erik Ternsjö 26 months ago | reply

    Hey! Hehe, you might like my 'star war' related photo in my photostream ;)
    Nice saturation here by the way.

  17. Nerd Life Photo JD 15 months ago | reply

    I have Star Wars things on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/NerdLifePhoto

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