Cade Martin Photography – Geeking Out On the Job: Face to Face with C3POÂ Â
Working once again with Smithsonian Magazine, I was charged with photographing C3PO for a section of the magazine called â€œNational Treasureâ€ at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
While we couldnâ€™t touch him, I could see and feel the craft that went into bringing his character to life on the screen. Focusing in on the droidâ€™s hinges, lines and luster – the physical realness of this character – I did my best to channel the cinematic origin, to capture a movie still not a product shot. Thank you, as always, to Jeff Campagna for the opportunities to photograph these pieces of history, to Smithsonian Magazine for being a true giant in chronicling the objects of our collective history and culture, and to LucasFilm and Disney for your imaginations.