Untitled (Sad Vader)

by Alex Brown

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Artist Statement

In my photography, I am interested in the spontaneous documentation of scenes from daily life. I am drawn to moments of beauty and humor in the mundane that often go unnoticed. This photograph was taken in a McDonald's restaurant in Upstate New York. The kid was sitting in the booth on his own, wearing a Darth Vader helmet that made the same breathing sound as the character in Star Wars. For some reason, he reminded me of myself as a child. I always wanted a helmet like that when Star Wars first came out, but my parents wouldn't buy me one. This photograph explores various themes that are central to my work and that are heavily influenced by the American TV, movies and pop culture I experienced growing up in the 80s.


+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.


Edition Structure:
14"x11" | edition of 500
20"x16" | edition of 20

Alex Brown

Self-taught photographer Alex Brown was born in Hong Kong, raised in London and currently lives in New York City. His work has been featured in major publications, including Elle, Vice, Soma, Slam and Trace. A recent project involved setting up a photo booth inside a tent in Brooklyn and conducting five-minute portrait sessions. The Pop Up Photo Booth was widely successful, and Brown now plans to continue the project in other cities and countries. He still prefers shooting film to digital. When not taking photographs, Alex can be found deep in the woods in Upstate New York or surfing on... Read More
Long Island (preferably on Christmas Day).
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