Remember those days when Dad would pack the kids into the car and drive down to the air show just to watch the A-wings do loop the loops? Photographer Thomas Dagg does. He calls his “Star Wars” series—in which he artfully inserts Star Wars icons into black-and-white photographs—“a glimpse back into my mind at eight years old.”

It’s a simple enough trick, but the execution is evocative, capturing the thrill of the original trilogy while simultaneously bypassing decades of ill will from baffling special editions, CGI missteps, and a lackluster prequel series. Instead, Dagg’s project gets right to a childhood place where, for fans of a certain age, imagining a squadron of TIE fighters flying over a quiet suburban neighborhood once seemed like the most natural thing in the world. See the whole set at his website.

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[via Dangerous Minds]

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