Intermission: Photo-a-Day Project Brings Star Wars Action Figures to Life
Kristina Alexanderson isn't a hardcore Star Wars or Lego fangirl, but the suburban Stockholm resident's photo project CClones 365 will have you thinking she'
Helping the Small Ones, January 27, 2011
"I love to tell stories, to make scenes," Alexanderson says. Yet she doesn't plan out each day's photo in advance. She spontaneously snapped this one while waiting for
We Need Some Guns, May 15, 2011
Part of storytelling is showing the emotions of the characters, which requires skill when you're working with stormtroopers and clone troopers with painted-on faces. In this photo, Alex
Playing for Some Stone Marbles, May 20, 2011
Many of Alexanderson's images show intergenerational relationships. This one, a favorite of her oldest son, "shows that adults should play with their children."
Paper Chase, May 27, 2011
Combining the figures with everyday objects gives each picture a creative twist. Alexanderson says she likes the "feeling of trying to get away," that this image conveys.
We All Live in a Yellow Submarine, June 8, 2011
Alexanderson finds working with the Star War characters interesting because they're "such a great part of our culture." That makes them perfect for teaming up with
Make a Hack4Europe, June 9, 2011
An avid supporter of Creative Commons Sweden, Alexanderson says this picture was made for a presentation she gave at a hackathon in Stockholm to show the possibilities of the movem
Out Fishing for Droids? July 21, 2011
After all that hacking, everybody needs a little vacation—even clones and stormtroopers. What better way to spend the afternoon than with a fishing pole?
Once Upon a Time There Was a Death Star..., July 22, 2011
Alexanderson usually borrows figures from her children's toy box, but since they didn't have a Darth Vader, she bought one specifically for the project. Don'
Is This the Missing Piece?, July 24, 2011
Alexanderson loves to photograph in black and white. This image, which she says took quite a while to pose, conveys how skillfully she's able to give emotion to expressionless storm
Could the Trooper Be a Sand Trooper?, August 2, 2011
After a tough day battling the rebels, this stormtrooper needs a little rest and relaxation in the sand. C'mon, you know this is what you want to do after a tough d
You Kind of Look Like One of the Droids That We're Looking For, August 4, 2011
When it comes to the Star Wars universe, Alexanderson says "there is a lot I don't know about
In the Limelight, September 6, 2011
Alexanderson snapped this one evening after she came home and saw that the moon was rising. Inspired, she "put the trooper outside and got the moon behind."
Sleeping In, September 16, 2011
Sometimes Alexanderson's photos convey how much she misses her children, like this one she took on a trip to Warsaw. The relaxed figures are illumined with a flashlight, she says.
The Stormtrooper Is Making a Portrait, or Is it a Self-Portrait? July 31, 2011
This is the most popular of all the images posted on the CClone 365 Flickr, with about 9,000 page views. Alexanderson says the "effect of looki
Finding Balance, October 21, 2011
"I share my pictures for others to get inspired," says Alexanderson, adding that she hopes they help people "see beyond our first impressions." This was her first daily phot
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