Star Wars Brings a Galaxy Together

Star Wars fans, despite being crazily passionate and vehemently opposed to Trekkies (Star Trek fans), are all about community. We carry so many stories – different experiences of how this saga has shaped our lives, perspectives, and values. Essentially, we are as different as human beings can get, but it is this bond – The Force, if you will –  that binds us together.

I was really surprised to hear the news a few years ago that George Lucas would be selling the entire franchise to Disney. Great because Disney has the resources to take the story further as Lucas was adamant on not creating more films. Bummer because corporate sensibilities would be taking over a visionary’s dream. How will this sale affect the saga? That story is still being written.

Our story, as fans, is going on strong. We’ve had Episode VII: The Force Awakens last year, and now for the second year running a massive fan screening was held. Tremendously grateful for the organizers Hansen and Suhaimi (de facto leaders of our community) to give me the opportunity to capture this giant group shot. It’s far from a perfect photo. I’d admit that there should be more fill light. Nevertheless it’s with great pride that I had a hand in creating it. Being a part of this community means a lot to me. Find one that you feel strongly about, and the rest will fall into place.