Sick of boring family photos, this photographer recreated The Last Jedi movie posters

Dec 7, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Dec 7, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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When it comes to family photos, especially around the holidays, the ones that most of us shoot are pretty boring. Photographer Josh Rossi felt he’d fallen into this trap, too. This year, he put his foot down decided that it’s not going to happen again. You might remember Josh, he’s the guy who dressed up his 3 year old daughter as Wonder Woman for Halloween.

Being a huge Star Wars fan, and with the impending release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Josh decided to pay homage. This year, his family photos were to be themed around the posters being used to promote the movie.

John photographed each of his family members, as well as himself in front of a green screen for later compositing in post. Josh’s youngest padowan, Josh Jr. required a little assistance holding up his light saber.

Shooting this way, allowed Josh to more easily cut them out of the background. This lets him place them in each of their final individual posters, as well as the combined shot.

None of the original poster assets were used. It was all shot entirely from scratch, and then blended in post to produce the final posters. And it worked out great. You can see here how Josh’s poster compares with the original.

Not a bad likeness at all. Each family member also got an individual shot to match the individual movie posters.

Josh also recreated one more Last Jedi movie poster, which was inspired by one of the original movie posters.

A fantastic set of images. I don’t think anybody could describe these as your typical boring family photos.

With the movie set to launch in just over a week, this just makes me more excited to see it.

Images used with permission.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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4 responses to “Sick of boring family photos, this photographer recreated The Last Jedi movie posters”

  1. Clement RENAUT Avatar
    Clement RENAUT

    It’s great but isn’t there a copyright thing about the theme and the police?

    1. Anthony Kerstens Avatar
      Anthony Kerstens

      With the history of fan art for Star Wars there seems to be quite a precedent of them ignoring it. Or would it fall under the fair use provisions? But now it’s owned by Disney, so who knows……

  2. Les Dishman Avatar
    Les Dishman

    Very nicely done.

  3. Vincent Reyna Avatar
    Vincent Reyna

    This is clever marketing by studios…