I know that after seeing The Force Awaken everybody wanted to travel to Jakku. Only problem is, it does not exist. Neither are Tatooine, Naboo and the rest of the planets of the Star Wars galaxy.
Well, if you can’t travel to those worlds, why not create them in a studio? Photographer Felix Alejandro Hernández Rodríguez (previously) did just that. He recreated the Star Wars world in his studio and not once, but twice.
The first creation is a real, detailed, dark, Star Wars creation using realistic small-scale action figures in a series called Sandtroppers.
Even as you zoom into the small details, you still feel that it could have been taken on Jakku.
We asked Felix on his motivation for taking these photos, and were impressed with how deep the story goes:
Once a father took his kid to a movie thearter. They went to see a new film called “A New Hope”. That was “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”, Well not so long, 1977 to be precise. I was 5 years old, and “A New Hope” opened “A New World” for me.
Since that day, that movie, I started seeing things differently. I realised that we have a force but also a dark side in us. I realise that we are not alone, that the universe is “big”, that robots can be our friends and that the laser blasters where the coolest thing in the world… Of course my dad explained me that what I saw wasn’t real and that those kind of things only exists in the movies….
…No, it wasn’t like that Santa thing that when you realise the truth you get really disappointed, on the contrary, that meant that all your fantasies, your dreams, your ideas, could come “true” at list in the movies. Films that were made to share you dreams with others and most important; to make them believe.
So with that in mind, a 5 year old kid, obsessed to create his own fantasies and share them with the world, I grew up.
I took me to much time, to much years, not to dream but to find a way I could share those dreams and stories with others and life is wise, for some reason, one day, life put a camera on my hands. And again, “A New Hope”, “A New World” opened in front of my eyes.
It’s the capability we have to dream and share those dreams what truly inspires to others.
Star Wars, “A New Hope” did that for me, and now I seek to do that for others.
I will always remember that day when my father took me to the movie theater. The day “A New Hope” projected in my life.
But then, there is another, more playful series taken using Infinity Star Wars figures.
Which series do you connect with more?