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Trash Talk

Trash Talk

Posted to Flickr on 06 February 2010. Part of the Stormtroopers series. Included in my Portfolio.

The stormtroopers are a little disturbed by the design of the new garbage bins on the Death Star.

Stormtroopers: the Empire’s finest.

Photo seen in Flickr Explore.


The “garbage bin” is actually a slightly modified keyring given to me by my lovely wife Leslie for Christmas 2009. That was the original inspiration for the photo; I thought the keyring looked like a small stormtrooper trash can.

As I played with the figures setting up this photo, I began to think of the stormtroopers as The Three Stooges in a quiet, uncertain moment, so I posed them accordingly:


The opening for the garbage bin, the “mouth,” is actually a piece of rectangular black paper that I taped over the real mouth. I had originally wanted to create something that looked like a hinged panel with the word “Trash” on it, something more like a real garbage bin, but I was worried that the letters would be too small to read, so I went with a sign above.


These three have also been spotted examining trash cans here:

Have you seen this photo somewhere else? Or are you using it yourself? I would love to hear from you! It's always fun to learn where my photos turn up.

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Selected imagery background information.


The stormtrooper is the elite soldier of the Imperial forces in the Star Wars universe. They typically wear white armor and helmets and are armed with blasters. Imperial stormtroopers were first depicted in the film Star Wars (1977). As shown in the Star Wars prequels Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), the stormtroopers were preceeded by the clone troopers, an army of soldiers cloned from the bounty hunter Jango Fett and loyal to Emperor Palpatine. In many ways stormtroopers are an iconic symbol of the Galactic Empire.


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