Photographer Mako Miyamoto Depicts Wookies Hanging Out on Earth

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 11, 2014
References: makomiyamoto & featureshoot
If you're a Star Wars fans, one of your dreams growing up might have been having a Wookie to hang out with like Han Solo did; photographer Mako Miyamoto's work fantasy to reality by depicting modern-day Wookies living it up. The photographer wasn't able to recruit real Wookies, but instead outfitted friends and family with Wookie masks.

The photographs are at once amusing and slightly disturbing. They show everything from a happily married Wookie couple, a Wookie ordering another drink at the bar, a Wookie performing yoga in a park and more.

Photographer Mako Miyamoto makes the whimsical scenes even more rich and in some cases epic by using vintage Instagram filters. The end result is a photo series that uses a classic fictional character and inserts in a world full of humor, oddity and irony.