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365 Days of Photojournalism With Stormtroopers

samzenpus posted about 4 years ago | from the it's-good-to-have-friends dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 30

Lanxon writes "Wired reports that for one French fan, the Stormtrooper has become an obsession. Stormtroopers 365 is a collection of wacky, witty, and artistic photographs that its creator Stéfan Le Dû has been adding to daily since 3 April 2009 when the project began. 'I got a new camera and I had some Stormtrooper figures sleeping in their blister packs for months. I wanted to start something a bit challenging on Flickr, and I had previously seen some awesome Star Wars toys pictures, and other "365" projects that I really liked,' he says. The two starring Stormtroopers — TK455 and TK479 — have run into cats, clocks, various household implements, and even a DeLorean sports car."

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This... (-1, Troll)

TrisexualPuppy (976893) | about 4 years ago | (#31708098)

[TrisexualPuppy | *TOTALFARK*]

This story is retarded. Thanks for turning Slashdot into a Digg mirror. It used to be okay here. You could assume a technical audience. That is no longer the case.

Re:This... (5, Insightful)

Gerafix (1028986) | about 4 years ago | (#31708118)

You must be new here.

Re:This... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31708132)

Hey moron, compare UIDs. He's been here a ltitle longer than u

Re:This... (2, Funny)

somersault (912633) | about 4 years ago | (#31708282)

You're definitely new here.

Re:This... (1)

Z00L00K (682162) | about 4 years ago | (#31708292)

Say What?

Re:This... (2, Funny)

somersault (912633) | about 4 years ago | (#31708392)

"What?"

Re:This... (5, Funny)

alta (1263) | about 4 years ago | (#31708670)

yall shuddup, you're all new here

Re:This... (3, Informative)

jnik (1733) | about 4 years ago | (#31709452)

Thank you for sparing me that :) We've had "slashdot is dead" thread drift ever since the "what's this slashdot BS, I miss chips & dips" babble died down.

Re:This... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31711016)

Why the hell would you start your post with:

[TrisexualPuppy | *TOTALFARK*]

Seriously, what business do you have to complain about slashdot when you start a post in such a non-slashdot fashion, promoting a totally terrible site.

Link to the full photo set - (5, Informative)

jchawk (127686) | about 4 years ago | (#31708100)

Re:Link to the full photo set - (1)

thetoadwarrior (1268702) | about 4 years ago | (#31708572)

I think the whole set is awesome. I'm on the look out now for a way to grab all the originals. I'd consider writing something myself but a couple hours with whisky makes my attention span for coding go right out the door!

Re:Link to the full photo set - (2, Funny)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 4 years ago | (#31708718)

I think the whole set is awesome.

You understand that yesterday was April 1st, right?

Re:Link to the full photo set - (1)

pennyloafer (1175025) | about 4 years ago | (#31713328)

It is worth the time to take a look at the series. There was a lot of work done on each take, and some are extremely well done & might give you a laugh or smile.

Oh, action figures? (2, Insightful)

Tetsujin (103070) | about 4 years ago | (#31708176)

Blah, I thought he had a Stormtrooper costume and was going out and taking photos...

Re:Oh, action figures? (2, Funny)

ELitwin (1631305) | about 4 years ago | (#31709382)

I find your lack of artistic appreciation disturbing.

Re:Oh, action figures? (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | about 4 years ago | (#31709630)

I find your lack of artistic appreciation disturbing.

It's just really not half as impressive a project as it sounded from the headline, is all. Of course, Stormtrooper costuming has already been done to death but because of the cost of the suits it's still pretty uncommon - and someone who took the time every day, for a year, to don their armor and take some kind of photo would be a really cool project. And the headline's mention of "photojournalism", to me, implies even more than that - like some kind of attempt to incorporate these Stormtroopers into events of relevance... Or a documentary photo project into which he'd injected Stormtroopers. Wouldn't that be fun? See a Stormtrooper browsing around in an art gallery. Why is he there? Is he making some statement about art? Or is he just there to confound all the people who think that anything out of the ordinary must be interpreted as some kind of statement? Or maybe the Stormtrooper just really likes this exhibit...

But, no, he's just got a couple action figures and he's taking pictures with toys and pets and things. The small photo collection bored me, really. Good photos, but kind of dull. Oh, look, a kitty, and there's Eeyore. Oh, that silly Stormtrooper is wearing Eeyore's tail. Wackiness ensues... ho-hum. I haven't looked at the full collection yet, I guess it's possible there's something more interesting in there.

My artistic appreciation isn't something I dole out to anything artistic. I have to appreciate it, you know? This thing just really doesn't rate high on my scale. It's not interesting on a technical level or (IMO) a creative level. No construction, no animation, just scenes of off-the-shelf stuff on a plain background.

Godwin's Law? (2, Interesting)

Rog7 (182880) | about 4 years ago | (#31708182)

Excuse me for inadvertently invoking Godwin's Law on this so quickly, but when I read the title I first assumed this was some discovered historical footage of Nazi paramilitary assault troops.

I guess after Jar-Jar and the endless shovelling of Star Wars merchandise, I've kind of filtered George Lucas' franchise right out of my head. Or maybe I just wish I had.

Re:Godwin's Law? (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 4 years ago | (#31708722)

but when I read the title I first assumed this was some discovered historical footage

I think we've really devalued the term "stormtrooper".

OB (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31708262)

He goes out on the sorties of the enemy lines, but no one knows what goes on between the landmines.

mod5 0p (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31708736)

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Slashdotted! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31708764)

Link got slashdotted, shame to you Wired Magazine!

Shocking (1)

Dr. Spork (142693) | about 4 years ago | (#31709118)

Never have I seen such a wretched hive of filth and villainy.

Re:Shocking (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31709828)

Regarding: "Never have I seen such a wretched hive of filth and villainy."

I think you meant "scum and villainy." Remember, when posting quotes/references, "you must be cautious." ;-)

        -Mike

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