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Joey’s Star Wars shoot – 501st Legion

I’ve known Joey for about five years, and everyone who knows Joey knows that he’s a big Star Wars fan. He’s been a fan since he was a kid. But, it’s been the last few years that he has been building costumes and doing character appearances.
We’ve talked about doing a themed shoot for a while now. But it wasn’t until recently that we were able to make it happen when our schedules finally matched up. See, Joey is in the Bay Area (where I’m originally from) and I now live in SoCal.

Joey had a few various costumes that he wanted to use for shots. Actually, I think I was the one that wanted variety, he was cool just getting some good images of the Stormtrooper suit.
For those who aren’t aware, there is a national group – the 501st Legion – of fans who have suits that match specifications to be true to the characters. These are the guys you see at special events and character appearances.

The image above I created as a possible option for my portrait series that I’ll be showcasing in Hollywood next month. The rough edit and feel matches the style of my previous portraits but the character aspect adds insight to Joey’s personality and one of his many hobbies. Sure, I could have done a mechanic-styled shot at some later point in time (Joey is a highly skilled mechanic by trade), but this image is much more fun.

Anyway, enough of that, on to the images!

I wanted a standard looking Stormtrooper white-on-black image

Total “hero” shot… even those these are the bad guys. Haha!

These were pretty cool.
The Clonetrooper suit was awesome. It’s weathered and completely different design.

Also a great suit. I don’t know the proper name for this trooper. Sorry Joey!

That’s it! There were some other images, but, very similar poses/etc that I’m not going to bother posting online.

This week is already busy with lots of editing from all the travel last week. I have some new portraits that I’m editing, as well as some shoots this week that I’ll be doing.
I’m getting things prepped and ready for the art show as it approaches. Hopefully everyone can try and make it out and join us in Hollywood!

Go buy your tickets now! $10 (that’s it, just a $10 cover) http://www.rawartists.org/hollywood/unearthed/?artistid=10284

There are 1 Comments to this article

Myra says:
03/22/2011

Dear John, (*snicker* I’ve never written a Dear John letter before) is it a pre-requisite that your models have to be stunningly gorgeous? Just wondering…

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