The Last Jedi - Vanity Fair "Inspired" Group Photo with members of The Rebel Legion and 501st

It was an honor to jump in to get a  quick photo with everyone! (photo by Mike Saffles)

I’m friends with several members of the Rebel Legion and 501st.  The Last Jedi is coming out and a lot of my friends have made new costumes representing the new movie.  How amazing are those costumes!?  I got a message from Natalie, who I’ve worked with many times before, asking if I would be the photographer.  Everyone wanted to get together and have a fun day in the studio celebrating our love of Star Wars.  
Over the last seven years, I’ve had other Star Wars inspired shoots with my friends from the Rebel Legion and 501st on location in the desert and in the studio.  
Even though it’s an inspired shoot, it’s not exactly set up the way Annie Leibovitz would shoot her pictures.  I tried to put my own spin on the shoot with the lighting.  Our Last Jedi photoshoot was a three light set up and with a thunder grey backdrop.  In order to achieve the panoramic fold out style, my friends were shot in small groups and individually.  And stitched together for the final image. 

I’ve been a Star Wars fan my whole life.  And there is nothing more exciting than taking pictures with your friends celebrating a Galaxy far, far away.  It was a super fun couple hours in the studio with lots of laughs and good times.

Official Photographer for Her Universe Fashion Show San Diego Comic Con 2017
Thank you Ashley Eckstein, Her Universe,  & Hot Topic for having me be your Official Photographer at the Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic Con. This was an amazing experience and I am very grateful to have been able to work with so many talented and creative people! Also I'd like to thank Dan Madsen for making my experience shooting the event the best it could possibly be.  You can see more more of my Event photography in my photo gallery.
Officially shooting for the Star Wars Brand - Mark Edwards Photographer
For the release of the official Star Wars App in 2015 from LFL/Disney, I was contracted to provide a series of dynamic images of the First Order Stormtrooper. I'm thrilled that my photos became part of the Star Wars Universe though this campaign.  I look forward to many future projects with LFL/Disney! (*copyright of the final image Lucasfilm/Disney).
Update:  04/28/17 from Star Wars Official Website: won both the People’s Voice Award (voted by fans) and the Webby Award (voted by a panel of judges) for Best Website (Movie & Film); ...and for the second year in a row, the Star Wars app won the People’s Voice Award for Best Mobile Site & App (Entertainment).
Contract Photographer for Reed Pop - New York Comic Con & Star Wars Celebration
*photos copyright Reed Pop
Dawn of Justice - Product Photography by Mark Edwards for UD Replicas Warner Bros DC Comics
I'm proud to share with you the product photographs I shot in the studio for UD Replicas! The Official DC Leather High Tops now on sale! The Flash, Batman, and Superman! I'm very excited to share these images with you and I look forward to shooting more great products from UD Replicas!
I'm so very proud to have been part of this awesome project with Gigi Edgley as the On Set Photographer (B.T.S.).  I love my job!  Her Video "Closer" is spectacular! 

Gigi Edgley "Closer" Photo by Mark Edwards

You can check out the music video here:

Indiana Jones Prop Photography by Mark Edwards
I'm a big fan of the Indiana Jones Franchise so here are a few shots I created in the studio (all in camera) showcasing the iconic props from Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Holy Grail from Last Crusade. The Grail is 3D printed by one of my prop making friends, and my photo has help increased his sales once he changed over to it.
Orange Cost Magazine - Mark Edwards Photographer featuring Mike Senna and Star Wars
Now available on news stands everywhere - Orange Coast Magazine's March 2017 Issue! I'm very proud of the fact that my photo of Mike Senna and his two droids (R2&BB) was featured in this month's issue! Make sure to go by and pick up the brand-new addition of Orange Coast Magazine featuring Mike Senna!  UPDATE 9/29/17:  My photograph with Mike Senna and the Droids is now officially featured on the brand new show "Science and Star Wars" episode Helper Droids!
Featured Photographer - 20 Years of Tomb Raider - Hard Back Book Publication - Crystal Dynamics
In addition to having my photography published in the new book "20 Year of Tomb Raider", I'm very honored to have some of my photography featured this month at the Crystal Community Showcase! 
"The Crystal Community Showcase is a monthly art exhibit housed in a high-traffic area of our HQ, showcasing some of the incredibly creative work from our dedicated fans. The goal is to bring inspiration full circle by paying tribute to creative works originally inspired by Crystal Dynamics games." 
Zero Gravity Fitness - Mark Edwards Photographer
I had the great opportunity to photograph some very inspiring and dedicated individuals training hard at Zero Gravity Fitness.  I also got to team up again with the amazing Red Dodge (MUA). With this series, I wanted to present the images in Black & White highlighting all of the muscle conditioning.  I hope my photos pay tribute to the relentless commitment, determination, and muscle conditioning each person worked so hard to achieve.
Fan Art Collaborations with Ryan Crain
Photography by Mark Edwards / Graphic Artist & Design by Ryan Crain
Over the last couple years I have had the honor of working with Ryan Crain on some Fan Art projects.  We would brainstorm an idea, I would shoot and light the photos and he would add the effects, backgrounds and custom text.   We were thrilled that many pop culture sites picked up on our work together, some of our Fan Art even went Viral.  Rotten Tomatoes showcased our Rogue One piece for almost a year before the official movie poster was released.  Here are few examples of my work with Ryan.  I look forward to many more in the future!  
Honored to have my Xenomorph photos published in the October 2017 issue of Cosplay Realm Magazine.  You can purchase a printed version or digital version at their store.
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