I would not know how to put a description to the best photographers, but I do know that those who catch our attention (and hold them) by creating opportunities for great photos have something going for them. Truth to be told, I had never heard of photographer David Eger, but one look at his recent project got me hooked for a while.
He has been working on a project called 365 Days of Clones, wherein he draws inspiration from photographs (many of them very recognizable) and paintings. In lieu of people as subjects, Eger has taken Star Wars figurines and set them up in such a way as to replicate the scene/s in the original works of art.
I have to admit that many of the photos (including the originals) do not ring a bell, but after going through Eger’s site and seeing/reading about the originals, one cannot deny the value of these “Star Wars photographs”.
Eger is a Canadian art teacher (lucky students, he has!) and emphasizes that his Star Wars recreations are done in real life. That is, there is no Photoshop involved. ((Maybe some.)) What makes the photographs even more interesting is that each photograph was set up and taken on dates with special relevance to the original piece, the source of inspiration. Obviously, this is not a simple case of throwing Star Wars into the mix to get some attention. Thought has been put into this project!
Here are some of the more iconic photographs that you will probably recognize given the Star Wars touch.
See more of Eger’s work – it goes beyond Star Wars – on his site: 365 Days of Clones.