My friend Shane, part-time axe-wielding maniac and Star Wars fan.
The picture was taken on a whim by mutual friend Scott Wirth before a camping trip (hence the axe) on Sept 22, 2000. After the trip (Scott himself being unable to attend), he mailed me the photo. So, lamenting my own lack of digital photos of the trip (my brand-new Olympus was DOA), I went to work on this one.
A new Jedi weapon.
An incremental step toward Shane's goal of duelling on film (of some kind) with rotoscoped sabres.
Or, for the full effect...
You can't very well be a light-axe wielding maniac in Star Wars
without looking the part.