Star Wars fans and sci-fi geeks will appreciate this... this is the history of the world and its most defining moments played out by Star Wars' Clone Troopers.
It's a photography project by David Eger, a photographer and teacher from the states. He took iconic photos from history and recreated them with Clone Troopers in the image. Some people might argue that he had too much time on his hands but I think it's pretty cool. Read about it and check some of them out below. His next one should be James Bond and the Queen of England jumping out of a helicopter with parachutes circa London Olympics 2012 :
It all began with a photo project he assigned his students during the Christmas holidays in 2010. On the last day of Christmas break, which happened to be Jan. 1, 2011, Eger took a photo of a couple of Clone Troopers with an iPod, titling it “And it Begins…” Every day for the rest of the year, Eger created, edited and posted a new photograph online of his clone troopers.
Troopers Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima This day’s photo pays homage to a photo taken by Joe Rosenthal, titled Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. The original photograph was taken on February 23, 1945.
Over the course of his year-long project, Eger became most interested in the photos that had links to a specific date or historical event. This desire to relate his daily posting to what day it was became a mini-series he called “Cloned Photos.” His first photo was a recreation of Joe Rosenthal’s famous Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Like many of his iconic recreations, Troopers Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima was created, photographed, edited and posted on the anniversary of the original photograph.
A Royal Kiss This day was the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Our troopers thought they would reenact the couple’s first kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Death of a Clone Trooper It was on September 5, 1936, that Robert Capa took one of the most famous pictures of the Spanish Civil War.
Tank Trooper or The Unknown Trooper The Tiananmen Square Protests began on April 15, 1989 and went on until June 5, 1989. It was on this date that the famous “Tank Man” or “Unknown Rebel” photograph was taken by Jeff Widener. It showed a single protester blocking a line of Chinese tanks in Beijing.
Abbey Road On Aug. 8, 1969, Ilan Macmillan took one of the most recognizable images of the 1960s — the cover shot for the Beatles’ Abbey Road album.
The Cloned Kiss The Kiss, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life magazine the day World War II ended in 1945, showed a sailor and a nurse kissing in New York’s Times Square. It is likely one of the best known images from the first half of the 20th century.
Troopers atop a Skyscraper It was on Sept. 29, 1932, that Charles C. Ebbets took the famous photo Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper. For over 70 years, this image was thought to have been taken by Lewis Hine.
Segregated Trooper July 26 is Elliott Erwitt‘s birthday. Henri Cartier-Bresson coined the term “decisive moment” in photography, and Erwitt was a master at capturing it. Here Eger recreated one of Erwitt’s best-known shots, depicting the segregation of African Americans in the 1950s.
C.T. Clone Trooper On June 11, 1982, “E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial” was released. It was arguably one of the greatest science fiction films of the 20th century.
Cloned Guernica Oct. 25 would have been Pablo Picasso’s birthday. Eger said, “Although I have always been a photographer, I have to admit that Picasso’s work has always interested me. Our Troopers thought they would recreate one of his most influential works, ‘Guernica.’”
Imagine John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 1980. Of all the Beatles, Eger said, Lennon was “by far my favorite.” Eger paid homage to Lennon by recreating the famous photo taken by Annie Leibovitz of Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, just before his death.
Trooper vs Trooper The image of Muhammad Ali standing over Sonny Liston is one of best-known boxing images of all time.