Intergalactic fun is much closer than you think.
By Derek Scarzella
You’ve done it. I’ve done it. Everyone’s done it. You picked up a toothbrush, or broom handle, or some other stick like object and swung it around and made lightsaber noises. Or you walked behind someone, ominously cupped your hands over your mouth, and made the Darth Vader voice. Or you made Chewbacca voice, or robot-walked like C-3P0, or pretended to be any of the other Star Wars characters we all know and love.
And you had a lot of fun while doing it.
Craig Davison, an artist from Sheffield, England, has managed to capture some of that magic with his works below. The whole series is called In A Backyard Far, Far Away features children emulating the character of Star Wars as well as other pop culture favorites with varying degrees of success.
The real kicker is that it’s evocative of a time before smart phones, videos, and games everywhere. It was a time when you really had to pretend you were the hero and make do with what you had. Imagination was the key, and it unlocked a door to the stars that has been irresistible to generation after generation.
But we all know that last bit. Please enjoy the images below, and feel free to follow this link to purchase some of these amazing works.
Derek Scarzella is a lone wolf running through the night with a heart full of dynamite and a limitless passion for Action movies and all things awesome. ‘Nuff said.