Oct 21 2012
52 Weeks of Star Wars is a weekly photo project starring various characters from the Star Wars franchise. This photo project is a continuation of sorts to my original series; 365 Days of Clones, specially my Cloned Photos mini-series.
Today marks the Forty Second creation in this year long adventure. As the title suggests; 52 Weeks of Star Wars, one new photo will be taken, edited and added to the running total every Sunday. The twist is that all the images will be a recreation of sorts of a previous image. Some; like today, will be a recreation from a famous painting, while others will be recreations of various movie poster or album covers and some will be remakes of famous images of the 20th century.
“Son of the Empire” is my recreation of Rene Magritte’s infamous Surreal "Son of Man" painting from 1964.
Some of you may be wondering why I chose to create a Cloned Photo based upon Magritte’s painting. There are always many ways to interpret any work of art and Magritte’s Son of Man painting is no different. Part of my interpretation is that the Man’s face (supposedly Magritte) is obscured by a large apple. Similarly a Stormtrooper’s (or Sandtrooper in this case) helmet obscures his identity. Magritte’s Man could be anyone, as could the Sandtrooper that is depicted. There is also the obvious biblical connection with the apple to the Creation of Man. In the case of my work, it could be linked to the Creation of the Empire… than again, maybe not. I also just liked the look and feel of the shot…
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