I love Star Wars since I can remember.
As a matter of fact, seeing "A New Hope" on a big screen of my small local cinema is still one of my earliest and brightest memories from my childhood. Everything I did, every single childhood play or idea was marked by George Lucas' vision and shaped the way I see the world even now as an adult.
Last week, after 19 long years of being super fan my passion to The Saga emerged in computer screens of more than half milion people after I released stills from famous movies redone with Star Wars figures.
I never wanted to be a photographer. I wanted to be a filmmaker.
Since this very first screenings of remastered "A New Hope" and the two magnificent follow ups I was all about heroes, villains and ladies in distress. I had my own battles, my own stories to tell and no one could have stopped me, not even my little brother with his lightsaber in a shape of large blue soda bottle - I had green bottle so I ruled.
Sadly, reality was a bit different. It wasn't until last year when I bought my first camera and even then (I was getting my master's degree) I didn't have enough time to focus on cinema.
... so I decided to focus on photography instead.
But not regular photography - I craved for huge epic scenes. I wanted it to feel alive, cinematic and beautiful. I new I'm no graphic artist so everything should be practical and real. Everything should be like Star Wars! In order to make it big, I had to scale it down.
Soon I became much more interested in special effects, naturally I wanted to incorporate that into my work.
I took great interest in pyrotechnics, rear projection technique, miniatures and forced perspective. Everything I could use as a filmmaker.
I never thought I was gonna shot photos but it turned out to be really fun and fulfilling experience.
Obligatory Cat Tax
more photos at my Instagram account