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February 20, 2013

An Earth Where the Droids Feel at Home — Cédric Delsaux's "Dark Lens"

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Said the French photographer in a December 8, 2011 New York Times story,

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"'My first intention wasn't to produce a series on 'Star Wars,' but to photograph locations that are the makeup of our modernity: parking lots, peripheral zones, wastelands, forgotten places, of both beauty and ugliness, common and mad,' Mr. Delsaux said by e-mail. 'Nevertheless, something was missing, my images were flat, déjà vu. I then had the idea to add these sci-fi characters, with the immediate effect of making my primal sensations stand out, the fantastical nature of the characters invading the whole frame, both universes harmoniously coming together.'"

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Much of his work was collected and published in late 2011 in "Cédric Delsaux: Dark Lens."

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Above and below, exemplars.

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Captioned slide show featuring each of the images pictured above (and others) here.

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