I am honored to have my C3PO images for Smithsonian Magazine selected in the Editorial category for the juried Communication Arts 2018 Photo Annual issue. It wonâ€™t ever not be cool to be included in those pages.
Each project I do hits home for different audiences in different ways, but these C3PO images have been some of my most widely resonate. This droid has a firm grip on our national (and beyond) cultural memory. It was a unique challenge to photograph this icon as a piece of machinery, a sum of metal luster and wires – apart from but as a compliment to everyoneâ€™s knowledge of and affection for this American character.
I photographed C3PO for the National Treasures feature of Smithsonian Magazine (as apt a place for him as you could come up with) where it was selected the Most Powerful Image for that publication for 2017.
Thanks to Smithsonian Photo Editor, and frequent collaborator, Jeff Campagna. And to Communication Arts