The ways in which Star Wars inspires creativity in its fans seems limitless. And while I know I spent countless hours staging epic battles with my Star Wars action figures when I was a kid, but the results never looked anywhere near as good as what happens when you give Malaysian photographer Zahir Batin a crate of toys, a camera, and some scenic stretches of natural wonder.
What I love most about Batin’s Star Wars photography is the sense of storytelling that seems to be present in all of his shots and the way he stages things. This one below, named “Regret,” genuinely does evoke a sense of that emotion, which is pretty damned amazing given that we’re looking at a hunk of plastic. Batin’s got a keen eye for body language, which is pretty much crucial when you’re trying to wring emotions out of something that has none.