They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and that’s certainly been proven since the invention of photography has allowed moments of history to be burned indelibly into the minds of even those who didn’t experience the events firsthand. The shots of the moon landings. The soldiers raising the flag on Iwo Jima. The lone student standing in front of a column of Chinese tanks in Tiananmen Square. What do all of these shots have in common, though? Exactly. They don’t have any Star Wars toys in them. Thankfully, that’s easily remedied.
That and the below shots are from a Flickr photography series called “Cloned Photos,” created by David Eger. He’s using assorted Star Wars toys — mostly Clone Troopers from the prequels — to recreate historic photos. “Cloned Photos” is a follow-up to an even more massive photography project called “365 Days of Clones,” which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. “365 Days” is worth checking out as well, but “Cloned Photos” is even more fun since it has the added element of working from existing unforgettable images. You can keep your Pulitzer-winning photographs; I’ll take a Clone Trooper Abbey Road any day of the week.