Michaël Massart is a photographer from Belgium who started to take this hobby more seriously in 2008, just after a knee injury forced him to give up sports. Looking for a new passion, Massart discovered photography, which became a huge part of his life and a great medium for self-expression.


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One of his latest projects is this photo series where the infamous Darth Vader from Star Wars is trying to do ordinary jobs. The whole idea behind the project, called “The Empire against the Crisis,” is to show what would happen if Darth Vader was facing the financial crisis that destroyed the Galactic Empire. The photographer stages the bankruptcy of the Empire and tells the story from this point, at the same time showing the reality of some of us, who sometimes don't have a choice and have to do things that just come up.

A difficult situation forces Darth Vader and Stormtroopers take such tasks as washing the dishes, cars, delivering packages, taking care of toilets, or driving the bus. Scroll down to see how they’ve been brought to reality in this quirky series by Michaël Massart.

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Photographer Imagines What It Would Be Like If Darth Vader Went Through A Financial Crisis

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Maike 1 week ago

hey that comes in handy, never thought about this use.

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Photographer Imagines What It Would Be Like If Darth Vader Went Through A Financial Crisis

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Maike 1 week ago

from evil lord of destruction to dishwasher

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Photographer Imagines What It Would Be Like If Darth Vader Went Through A Financial Crisis

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Eva Howard 1 week ago

They can come and do my place when they're finished there!

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makenzie stephenson 1 week ago

He would let them drown lol or just use the force to pull them out of the wat

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SJ_Panda_love 1 week ago

Where was the other trooper sitting?

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riley.girl 1 week ago

I bet Darth Vader wants that black car for the dark side!

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Photographer Imagines What It Would Be Like If Darth Vader Went Through A Financial Crisis

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Desiré Yen 1 week ago

Wheels on the bus go round and round

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Maike 1 week ago

he is getting nostalgic of the good old day, when he was swimming in cash and deathstars.

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Autumn 1 week ago

I bet they would be playing the Imperial March remix, you watch... lol

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David KH Wong 6 days ago

That's what he wants. Solid pews

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WhiteFox 1 week ago

just wondering but what does the sign say?

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Desiré Yen 1 week ago

Vader and the heartbreakers, I mean stormbreakers!

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