By Jonathon Dornbush
Updated October 17, 2014 at 03:01 PM EDT
Thomas Dagg
Credit: Thomas Dagg

As a child, it’s easy to imagine aspects of blockbuster movies like Star Wars appearing in everyday life—but growing older can make that magic more difficult to muster. So photographer Thomas Dagg tapped into his childlike wonder in a series of photos that make an encounter with an Ewok as pedestrian as, well, a pedestrian.

Esquire spoke to Dagg about the pictures, which merge images of the real world with visuals from a galaxy far, far away. Tucked into an alleyway is Han Solo frozen in carbonite. A Jawa is scrounging through trashcans for items to sell. The Millenium Falcon cruises by a car driving down a highway.

The black and white collection is expertly manipulated so that these iconic characters and objects blend seamlessly into photos of the real world, though any inhabitant of Earth or Naboo would still be surprised–and amused–to find Jar Jar Binks passed out next to a dumpster.

Head over to Esquire to find out why, for Dagg, the photos are “very much an homage to my childhood, not just putting popular culture into photographs,” and check out his personal gallery for a few additional shots.