Star Wars / Sweet Proclivity

"Proclivity" is a tendency to choose or do something regularly.  It's an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing.  There are hobbyists, there are devotees, and then those who are a fusion of both.  I'm most intrigued by the latter.  One who fervently collects Star Wars figurines, frequently dresses up in a Stormtrooper uniform, and allows such a habit to freely spill into his personal life (and space) is high up on the list of scenarios I love to photograph.

One of the angles of someone's obsession that tickles me is the coexistence between the one who "is in deep" and the one who couldn't care less.  I witnessed this in a few instances when I shot my Project Tiki series.  Then of course sometimes it's a shared interest.  That's fun, too!

This series is part of an ongoing personal project on people's propensity toward various forms of proclivity.  If you know someone (or a group of folks) that you think might fit the bill please shoot me a note and let's talk.  Always interested in great subjects - healthy and unhealthy obsessions welcome!

My maiden voyage wearing a Stromtrooper helmet.  I'd waited decades for this.

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