"...and some feature the Troopers just fooling around."
August 21, 2012 5:55 AM   Subscribe

David Eger's Cloned Photos recreate famous pictures with Star Wars action figures and imagery. [via]
posted by quin (16 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
You had me at Star Wars.... figures.
posted by Mezentian at 6:12 AM on August 21, 2012


... but lost mesa at the chesty non-Kenna versions.

That said, Gamorrean Churchill is the best thing I have seen in hours.
posted by Mezentian at 6:13 AM on August 21, 2012


McSweeney's is really branching out.

what?
posted by leotrotsky at 6:14 AM on August 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


This was way more awesome than I imagined!
posted by Vindaloo at 6:24 AM on August 21, 2012


I wasn't expecting much, but those were *great*.
posted by notsnot at 6:45 AM on August 21, 2012


Some of you may be wondering why I chose to create a Cloned Photo based upon Fairey’s poster considering it has been done and it would seem that I am about four years too late.

I want to see that guy's birth certificate. The long form.
posted by three blind mice at 7:44 AM on August 21, 2012


Oh look, another Star Wars-themed link on the Internet. I was worried about not having any.
posted by Kitteh at 7:46 AM on August 21, 2012


three blind mice: "I want to see that guy's birth certificate."

Yeah. Who's the father?
posted by schmod at 7:48 AM on August 21, 2012


You know, some forms of creativity I just don't get. I mean, I see this as a lacking in me.
posted by angrycat at 7:56 AM on August 21, 2012


(I mean TRAP was awesome. But why stormtrooper with the elephants -- that's where you lose me)
posted by angrycat at 7:57 AM on August 21, 2012


Darth Vader as Dr. Martin Luther King? WTF? TRAP is funny, Churchill is, too, but it's mostly "Hey, isn't it fun to take pictures of my action figures!"
posted by theora55 at 8:09 AM on August 21, 2012


A bit OT, but I notice he calls the photo of Roger Bannister completing his four minute mile "infamous." I keep coming across these bizarre uses of the word "infamous"--does anyone know what people who use it in these utterly inappropriate ways think it means? Is it just thought of as an intensifier in some way, like "really, really famous"?
posted by yoink at 8:28 AM on August 21, 2012


Yoink: Obviously
posted by leotrotsky at 8:40 AM on August 21, 2012


Angrycat, I'm pretty sure the stormtrooper shot is based on this iconic fashion photo.
posted by kinnakeet at 9:08 AM on August 21, 2012


Angrycat, I'm pretty sure the stormtrooper shot is based on this iconic fashion photo.

Indeed. For those baffled at the references, there is always the option to scroll down the guy's flickr page to see the original.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:21 AM on August 21, 2012


Oh, no, I get that. I'm just not seeing the magic in it being re-created as such. Perhaps it has to do with individual reaction to a given original -- e.g., the TRAP one is playing with a cultural reference I know well, where the other isn't.
posted by angrycat at 10:26 AM on August 21, 2012


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