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These Death Star Thanksgiving Photographs are Dysfunctional

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Nov 27, 2011 • References: stephenhayford and starwarsblog.starwars
Artist and photographer Stephen Hayford creates an imaginative take on a sci-fi family holiday with his Death Star Thanksgiving photographs. The humorous shots are made up of strategically positioned action figure dioramas.

The clever and witty artist explores what a Death Star Thanksgiving would be like with a full sit-down dinner along with Star Wars’ cast of loveable characters. This portrait depiction is optimistic, bringing together opposing characters for this once a year family meal.

Darth Vader raises his light saber while his son Luke displays some teen angst and attitude. These playful photos depict a dysfunctional family, both angry and in disagreement. Their concept is one all too familiar to many with Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations on their way, but proves that family is important and that holidays bring many together.