Cédric Delsaux (born 1974) French Artist
Over the years, many artists have interpreted Star Wars in ways that extend well beyond anything we saw in the films. One of the most unique and intriguing interpretations that I have seen is the work of Cédric Delsaux, who has cleverly integrated Star Wars characters and vehicles into stark urban, industrial – but unmistakably earthbound – environments. As novel and disruptive as his images are, they are also completely plausible. I am honored that Cédric Delsaux has brought Star Wars into the world of his photography, and happy that his exceptional work can be presented in this book (Dark Lens).
For every person who has growing up with the universe of Star Wars, it is a dream come true, and even for those who had friends totally devoted to Star Wars, you cannot miss out on this particular event. I saw the films, read some Star Wars books (the Rebellion Era books…) and had a lot of geek friends… I had been fascinated by the work of Cédric Delsaux on his series Dark Lens.
His first job after graduation was managing an antique bookshop in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. After feeding his interest for books, he decides to turn to his main passion, photography, and starts by exploring the advertising nebula as a copywriter. In 2002, he leaves the comfort of the advertising agency to devote himself entirely to photography.