His name is Eric. After escaping the exploding Death Star, the Stormtrooper who used to be a bottle-washer at Death Star Canteen is adjusting well to life on Earth.
The former elite soldier of the Galactic Empire has taken to some more gentler domestic rituals. Sometimes he wears jeans and takes bubble baths, or tries to grow a beard.
He hunts and gathers, walking along, his trolley he found, still going strong, tomatoes and mushrooms, lettuce and Kale, couple of items he picked up on a sale, homeward bound, to chop and to cook, he likes to freestyle it, not follow the book, he just needs one more thing, the meaty addition, some roadkill up ahead, may fulfil this addiction, His tummy is rumbling, he had better hurry, loving the sound of his squashed badger curry…. #haveyouseeneric #roadkill #cook #food #darrylljones #cookbook #curry
Adam is pretty stoked! His kind new pal, Lewis at #Beardcraft has sent him some items to help him refine his manly mop. It is going to be the greatest beard in the galaxy… He will be running a review on his beardly progressions, So if you feel the need to find out more about beard growth, join #Adamsbeardcraft sessions where he will talk about all things manly and such, in between his extreme adventure, adventures and other manly pursuits… Because lets face it, Adam, is extremely MAN… If anyone is interested in any of the beardy products here, please check out Lewis's site beardcraft.co.uk, great chap, and hopefully sometime soon Adam's face might be on a few T-Shirts too :) #darrylljones @beardcraft #beard #man #manly #haveyouseeneric
London-based photographer Darryl Jones documents Eric’s everyday travails on Instagram and Facebook, to the delight of his over 90,000 followers. Jones’ captions to the 2,000 images reveal a rich inner life of the introverted Stormtrooper. “There are and always have been thousands of people doing this sort of thing, but I think it’s the stories, the poems and the characters that hopefully make mine stand apart,” he told the BBC .
Between updating his Facebook page, and writing his Simple Sam book, getting involved in food photography, and working on a picture book of his own, Eric doesn't know if he is Arthur or Martha at the minute, so many things to do, so little time – and its already frikkin October, can you believe that…? You can follow his Facebook adventures, which will have more images, more story and hopefully some behind the scenes shots…. :) www.facebook.com/Haveyouseeneric.com #haveyouseeneric #facebook #october #stormtrooper
With the avalanche of new Star Wars toys that flooded the market yesterday for Force Friday, will the loner Stormtrooper finally get some friends? “Eric doesn’t need new friends, he is quite a grumpy guy that prefers to be alone,” Jones tells Quartz.
Eric sometimes figures in Jones’ day job as a food photographer for supermarket chain Tesco.
Earlier this year, he took Eric on a job-related shoot to Scotland where the grim-faced Stormtrooper got into the spirit and donned a kilt.
Jones tells Quartz that he plans to take the Stormtrooper on a bike tour of Britain next year and create a traveling picture book.
Eric's dying for another road trip, this time he might take Bob and Boris along, he recalls his time in Scotland, and the sound of the bagpipers song, it sounded so beautiful, but also so horribly wrong, and reminds him of the saying… How do you get two bagpipers to play in unison…. Yes, you shoot one…. #scotland #haveyouseeneeric #bagpipes #roadtrip #friday #darrylljones