A different take on Star Wars

If you’ve ever seen any of my presentations lately, I’ve been using these lovely Star Wars-inspired pictures to emphasize a point or just for plainly visually improving my slides. Today I’d like to tell you a little more about the pictures and the person behind them.

A few months ago, a close friend of mine made me aware of Kristina Alexanderson‘s wonderful Star Wars-based photo collection CClone 365-2011. What she does is taking Star Wars figures and putting them in everyday contexts, creating wonderful, touching and beautiful situations!

Kristina is also a big fan and partaker of Creative Commons and sharing, and works with helping students becoming more aware of Internet and its possibilities in the project Webbstjärnan, and anyone with such good values deserves the attention!

Now, feast your eyes!

I'm afraid of the droids we're looking for

Can you clone this?

Beam me up, please...

Out fishing for droids? (alternative version)

The Stormtrooper beauty

Homesickness

We are going towards the light

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8 Comments

  • Be careful which pictures you include in derivative works! It wasn’t hard for me to find a number of pictures listed with copyright field set to “All Rights Reserved” and no sharing permissions listed: “Baby steps”, “Spelling Star Wars”, “Out for a walk”, “Memorys”, and “Out searching”. Quite to the contrary of this blog post, I found it easier to come across restrictively-licensed photos than sharable photos one is allowed to build upon without negotiating a license individually.

  • Robert Nyman says:

    J.B. Nicholson-Owens,

    Thank you for your comment and the information. I’m sure there are good reasons why those pictures are like that, and I do recommend talking to the picture owner before calling something out as not what you wanted/just being restrictive.

  • njn says:

    “Wow that was an awesome presentation. You have a great writing style. Cheers you have a blog follower.”

    This is a spam comment. Look at the author’s URL.

  • Robert Nyman says:

    njn,

    Thanks, I saw that. Sometimes one gotta do something else than just moderating comments, though… :-)

  • Kristina says:

    Hi, about the licensing on my pic, most of them are under cc but I have sold some of them and those are under copyright. And all you have to do is to ask. I’m only an email away.

    Kristina

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Kristina,

    Thanks for clearing that out.

  • DrChewbacca says:

    It actually makes me think of this previous series : http://www.flickr.com/photos/st3f4n/sets/72157616350171741/
    But it’s cool nonetheless. You never have too much of stormtroopers photos.

  • Robert Nyman says:

    DrChewbacca,

    Ah, interesting! Thanks, didn’t know about that one!

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