1.Ever wondered what the Stormtroopers from Star Wars do on their day off? Well, Spanish photographer Jorge Pérez Higuera has tried to imagine what they might get up to.
2.Higuera created the images for his ongoing series entitled The Other Side.
3.He told BuzzFeed he doesn’t remember how he first came up with the idea of using Stormtroopers but said he was bored of seeing his friends in his pictures.
5.“I had previously worked with staging photography and I suppose this project was the natural evolution of what I was doing in that moment,” he said.
7.Higuera said he chose to feature the Stormtroopers because of their characteristics.
8.“The Stormtroopers have become a pop icon that we are all familiar with and that is why I think we can identify ourselves with them,” the photographer said.
10.“I think the Stormtroopers represent the galactic working class. We don't know anything about their identity because they are always wearing the uniform and we don't even know their gender, although we tend to presuppose it.”
11.Higuera started the photo series in 2012 and it’s still ongoing.
13.He said the reaction to his pictures had been “like an explosion”.
15.“My project has been published worldwide. I suppose that it means people like my pictures. The truth is that this kind of response means a lot to me, encourages me to continue working,” he said.
16.You can find out more about the project and Higuera on his website.