Amateur Photog Puts The “Action” In Action Figure

Childhood Dreams Awaken In Star Wars Toy Photoset

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I remember creating elaborate and epic plot lines for my Star Wars action figures when I was a child growing up in the late 70’s and 80’s. My friends told me I always came up with the best scenarios when we’d go over to each other’s houses to play Star Wars. I had forgotten those magical times until I saw photographer Zahir Batin’s photo series created with action figures, a few props, and a whole lot of talent behind the lens.

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University of Selangor admin staffer and amateur photographer Zahir Batin spends his down time rocking out fun and creative narratives with some modest gear and Star Wars action figures. I know this isn’t the first time we’ve posted figures photographed in this manner. Still, the allure of the Star Wars universe coupled with some good photography know-how is too much to resist. And when done as well as Zahir’s shots, they never fails (sic) to make me smile.

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Zahir has created scenes which can be described as whimsical, epic and dramatic. One photo shows an unmasked Darth Vader standing atop a cliff at sunset as if considering the fate of the galaxy….

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…while another photo depicts a clone trooper performing the splits over two speeding speeder bikes….


Give Zahir a follow on Facebook and Instagram for more of his incredible work.

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