California-based photographer Nick Presniakov presents an all-time famous antagonist of peace and virtue, seen from a frolic perspective. The project, named “The Dark Holiday”, is, however, unlike most of his other work, having a humorous approach.
So here we have good old Vader in the train station, ready to say goodbye to all woes and worries of being a Supreme Commander. The much deserved and anticipated holiday has arrived!
Once settled on the beach, there’s nothing more pleasant than having the wind fluttering your cape near a colorful umbrella.
What’s that? A bit of tidal analysis for a perfect mean of arriving towards the waves.
Engaging in mundane childish activities is a pleasure one should never refrain from, not even as a Dark Lord of the Sith.
And finally, calling it a day in sweet placidity and the peacefulness of the hotel room, with a remote control at the helm.
The solidness of this series of photographs seems to consist in its antithesis, merged with the ever-increasing popularity of the Dark Emperor from the Star Wars franchise. Having someone wear a Darth Vader costume on the beach, or in any sort of commonplace scenery, for that matter, is instantly causing a funny glitch in one’s senses. Actually, come to think about it, if I had a Vader costume, I’d be eager to show up unexpectedly in all sort of places too.
Photos by Nick Presniakov.