Le Force est forte avec celui-ci
July 16, 2006 11:52 AM   Subscribe

French photographer Cedric Delsaux takes pictures of Star Wars characters (in figurine) and superimposes them onto French architecture, with interesting results.
posted by jonson (16 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Geek that I am, I'd actually be interested in buying a print of one or two of those.

Very neat stuff. I just wish there were more pieces than the 8 that are on the site.
posted by StrangeTikiGod at 12:07 PM on July 16, 2006

Odd idea, and very well executed.
posted by brundlefly at 12:12 PM on July 16, 2006

If Jango Fett kills a clonetrooper, is that suicide?
posted by EndsOfInvention at 12:12 PM on July 16, 2006

I have no truck with Star Wars but I still love the surreal beauty of these.

The one with the stormtroopers under the overpass reminds of me of Half-Life 2 somehow... sci-fi totalitarianism meets stark European architecture. Quite affecting, really.
posted by poweredbybeard at 12:28 PM on July 16, 2006

poweredbybeard - that's a very interesting observation, I was wondering what it is about these that grabs me, but it's clearly the HL2/City 17 effect. Seeing alien/sci-fi characters in a modern European city setting, especially armored troopers, it's funny that I completely missed it until you mentioned it. In fact, the whole project reminds me of the Half-Life 2 in Real Life rendering thing from a year ago.
posted by jonson at 12:42 PM on July 16, 2006

Wow those look like screen caps from a really cool movie... not the plastic looking fantasy world designed to sell toys the last three turned into...
posted by PenDevil at 12:46 PM on July 16, 2006

I didn't expect them to be, but these are very pretty indeed. I'm envious of French architecture, now, too.
posted by blacklite at 12:47 PM on July 16, 2006

Yet another artist who can do much better Star Wars work than George Lucas.
posted by brain_drain at 1:10 PM on July 16, 2006

Toys superimposed on cityscapes was one of the things I loved about Leisure Town.

These images are definitely more stylish (though not quite as funny). Very cool.
posted by oneirodynia at 1:16 PM on July 16, 2006

And I thought I was bored.
posted by wfc123 at 2:08 PM on July 16, 2006

jonson - it looks like the pictures from that link aren't hosted anymore, but I was intrigued, and found another.

Obviously took some skill, but I was disappointed with the composition - not too atmospheric. The wow-factor of an Overwatch Elite sitting on a kid's bed has, um, a short half-life. But I did like this one:

posted by poweredbybeard at 3:06 PM on July 16, 2006

I couldn't figure out how to navigate Mr. Delsaux's website.

But this article has more pictures from the series. I especially like the Jabba picture.
posted by oddman at 4:33 PM on July 16, 2006

Awesome, oddman, thanks! Typical of my metafilter posts; I find something interesting, post about it, and someone else comes along in the comments and provides way more information than I had going in. Kudos to your finding things skill, oddman, I searched for the full set with no luck.
posted by jonson at 4:46 PM on July 16, 2006

[this is good]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:20 PM on July 16, 2006

Very convincing. The lighting is spot on.
posted by disgruntled at 6:59 AM on July 17, 2006

Cool post, thanks
posted by Outlawyr at 11:06 AM on July 17, 2006

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