Photos & Thoughts from Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, Florida.

Unlike most people I love going to conventions, especially when I get to photograph. Observing so many like minded people or people in a similar profession in one setting is always interesting. One thing I love about documentary and editorial photography is I get to step into places I would never find myself if it wasn't for my camera. It becomes very anthropologic for me (I know...you're impressed with my vast vocabulary). I recently had the opportunity to go to Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando to take some photos. It was fun and entertaining to say the least. Below are some portraits but first let me share some of my observations (as any true anthropologist would). 1. All ages are welcome and it seems to be a great family bonding experience

2. Many women have the uncanny ability to take what should be an ordinary costume/character from the movie and transform it into a character that should belong in a nudy flick (this may fly in the face of #1)

3. Men don't seem to have the same ability as stated in #2

4. It's nerd heaven (and I say that in a loving/endearing way)

5. Wherever you find the women of #2 you will find a flock of men from #4 (usually with cameras at the ready)

6. I found many people with spectacular costumes standing in the atrium for hours on end, allowing others to have their photo taken alongside them. You're costume is for the benefit of the masses

7. Smile and nod when asked about some obscure aspect of Star Wars

8. Don't mention Star Trek

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