Star Wars photoshoot: Going behind the scenes with TIME Magazine photographer Marco Grob


posted Friday, December 4, 2015 at 1:52 PM EDT


In late October, Marco Grob photographed the actors from the new Star Wars film, Star Wars The Force Awakens for TIME Magazine.

Grob photographed the main The Force Awakens actors, including veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill from the original Star Wars trilogy and newcomers Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, seen below.

In addition to photographing the human actors from the film, Grob captured portraits of R2D2 and the new, lovable BB-8. Of R2D2, Grob said, "You get almost star-struck when you meet R2-D2. It's incredible when you see it getting unwrapped. It was certainly one for the books. Something I'll never forget." Grob also felt a special connection to BB-8, "The moment you meet BB-8, you build up some form of weird human connection. It has one eye that has this really cute way of looking at you. It's just incredible."

To get a behind-the-scenes look at Marco Grob working with the cast of Star Wars The Force Awakens, check out the video below. (Also, seeing BB-8 in action is awesome!)

The Force Awakens hits theatres on December 17th and the TIME Magazine issue hits shelves on December 14th with one of two covers, R2D2 or BB-8.


TIME’s new covers: The Genius of Star Wars. Photograph by Marco Grob for TIME; Animation by @brobeldesign

A video posted by TIME Magazine (@time) on

To see more of Marco Grob's work, be sure to visit his website.

(Seen via ISO 1200 and TIME)