Paris-based photographer Laurent Pons creates a world in which a galaxy far, far away is seamlessly integrated with Earth. He places the iconic figures from the film franchise next to some of the city’s most treasured monuments like the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. Pons ensures that vessels such as TIE fighters and characters like Storm Troopers match the color and saturation of the landscapes they are in, which is integral in making these photographs feel like snapshots of real life.
Although the threat of the Darkside does loom, Pons makes the co-mingling of Earth and Star Wars feel more mundane than that. Darth Vader isn’t here to threaten us; he just wants to take in the sights like everyone else. If they’re going to stay in a major metropolis like Paris, however, they should also learn to park.