Artist Jason Edmiston who is a commercial illustrator since 1996, Now he released a incredible series of photos featuring his father posing for pop culture art pieces that he created over the years and his model of choice is his dad, and he wanted to pay tribute to him by posting these. We all love our dad and I think it is wrong to say that daughters idolize fathers and look for her father in her husband, I think boys idolize fathers more and try to become just like him. We are just bad at showing that.
Edmiston had this to say on Bored Panda:
“I’ve been creating pop culture art professionally for 20 years, and have always shot my own photo reference, usually with the greatest model I’ve ever met, my dad.
“Most of my work, which includes movie posters, toy packaging, art prints and advertising art, relies to some degree on photo reference. Some of that reference includes screen grabs or press photos of the subject to achieve a proper likeness and correct costume details. The rest is made up of photographs that I take myself, of my father, with appropriate lighting and costuming. I reinterpret these photos, mixing them together with shots of the movie characters to create a new, unique image.
“When I have a concept sketch for a piece worked out, I pop over to my parents’ house and get my dad to dress up like the character while I set up lighting to match the scene. He’s very accommodating, and willing to pose in all sorts of ways, and always manages to get into character. He never says no to a request and is always enthusiastic. I have yet to meet a better model.