Galactic Warfighters Shows How a Photographer Recreates War With Action Figures

Last fall, we came across Matthew Callahan’s fantastic series of images, Galactic Warfighters, in which he inserts Star Wars figures into realistic combat photography. Now, a short film delves into his process.

The film, produced by Joseph DiGIrolamo, interviews Callahan and follows how he goes about setting up his incredible images. It’s a really interesting look at how you take scaled action figures and recreate some of the more iconic images from the Iraq / Afghanistan war.

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[Marine Corps Times, via Doctrine Man]

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Andrew Liptak is the former Weekend editor of io9/Gizmodo. He is the co-editor of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction and hails from Vermont.