Photographing pets can be challenging, and photographing wildlife from a distance can be a tedious and time-consuming process. But, what happens when you want a wild animal to play Star Wars with your action figure collection? Photographer and Lego master Chris McVeigh was determined to show us.
Armed with a camera, action figures, and a whole lot of nuts (we’re assuming it took balls, too), Chris forged a kinship with a harmonious collective of chipmunks living in his parent’s backyard. Taking advantage of their depressed socioeconomic status, he was able to lure them into being performers in his own take on the classic saga…without having to composite any images.
“Chipmunks can be very easy to get along with, once you’ve taken the time to befriend them,” says Chris, an approach to socializing that might work better for me than interacting with humans. “Certain chipmunks would even come to the yard when I whistled.”
“In case there is any doubt,” clarified Chris, “I want to assure you that these pictures are real and not clever composites made in Photoshop.”
Behind The Scenes: The Making of ‘Star Wars Chipmunk’
[via My Modern Met]