Passion projects. The lifeblood of every creative. Neglect them and you soon find yourself seeing a very lacklustre world around you. With Star Wars Episode 7, The Force Awakens around the corner, this fanboy has Star Wars on the brain. It has been quite a long year of commercial work around the world, I was getting that lacklustre feeling about the work I was producing. I was creating great stuff, but it wasn’t ‘mine’.
Over a month ago, prep for this shoot began. It was hours of trawling the internet for reference images, concept art, lightsaber hilt designs. I then began trying to source props, wardrobe, small little elements that would bring it all together. The hunt for my Jedi began. I had an overwhelming response to a simple request: “I’m doing a Star Wars personal project, who wants to be involved?”. I knew however that with the amount of work (and personal money *cough*) I was throwing into this project, it couldn’t be a massive cast. In my mind I only saw it working with 3-5 talent -much like the hero characters in a movie. The talent came from as far as 1600km away to be involved. True Star Wars fans. Exactly what I wanted.
I’m very happy to finally share the first initial round of images from this set: Jedi Portraits. Please feel free (actually, it would be great if you did) to share this as much as possible & share the Star Wars love!
ps: Dear J.J. Abrams – I want to work with you!
Jedi: Clen, Davis, Allan & Colin
Photography: Seagram Pearce
Post Production: Seagram Pearce
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