Star Wars Costumes | Denver Art Museum | Denver, CO

November 30, 2016
Queen Amidala of Naboo Royal Gown

By day, I'm a mild-mannered photographer and totally unassuming member of society.  Upon the fall of night, however, I reveal my true nature: I'm a tremendous nerd. The title crawl of Star Wars changed my life, I've had lengthy arguments discussions about who shot first (the answer, of course, is Han) and I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a Jedi and live on Endor, in a tree house. Then I grew up a bit, realized that the Force isn't real, and the old growth hardwood forests of Northern California were the closest I could ever get to my forest moon dream house.  Thanks a bunch, George Lucas.  

When the opportunity to photograph some of the costumes used in production came up, I literally jumped with joy.  This was my holy grail! 

If you've followed my work for a while, you may have seen some shots of an X-Wing Fighter, taken at Wings Over the Rockies while it was calling one of their hangars "home". Checked that line off my fanboy bucket list! Seeing some clothing and props which had been seared into my psyche at the Denver Art Museum was on an entirely different plane of awesome.  I almost fainted due to the sheer excitement!! If you have a chance, go check out the Star Wars & The Power of Costume exhibit, which is on display until April 2, 2017. 

 

May the Force Be With You!

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