So, with Memorial Day coming up, I was sort of thinking in a military mode this week for a link to share.
Some time back, I saw an article about Matthew Callahan on IO9.com. Mr. Callahan is a combat correspondent with the U. S. Marines, and you can see some of his combat photography at that first link. I know Memorial Day is meant to remind us of those who gave their lives in military service so that we can enjoy our freedom, but I still like to thank those who served and are still serving, too. I can’t imagine what Mr. Callahan has seen, and possibly photographed, in combat and I respect him for what he does for a living. It’s hard enough to be a photographer, but I can’t imagine how hard it is to take photos while getting shot at and wearing full battle rattle.
But, all that aside, what I really want to share is his side project, Galactic Warfighters. Mr. Callahan uses his experience and expertise gained from actual combat photography to create the most incredible and imaginative tableaus of science-fiction combat using Star Wars figures that you’ve ever seen. Seriously, this is art at a level you rarely get to see. Go, look. You’ll be stunned at the level of realism he gets with his little toys and some know-how.
And, this weekend, don’t forget those who serve, who served and who paid the ultimate price for our way of life.
This post originally appeared at Use Your Words.