Photographer Marco Grob was recently asked by TIME magazine to do a portrait shoot with the cast of the new (and highly anticipated) Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. The 3.5-minute video above is a behind-the-scenes look at how the shoot went down.
Grob went into the 2 weeks of shooting across 4 cities in 3 countries without any special knowledge of the new movie’s storyline.
“Sometimes it’s good not to know too much,” Grob tells TIME. “I wanted to have a feel on its own, to kind of do my own thing [instead of] being influenced by anything I would have seen.”
TIME shared some of the resulting portraits through its Instagram account.
Rey, portrayed by Daisy Ridley:
Finn, portrayed by John Boyega:
Poe Dameron, portrayed by Oscar Isaac:
Captain Phasma, portrayed by Gwendoline Christie:
Maz Kanata, portrayed by Lupita Nyong’o:
Kylo Ren, portrayed by Adam Driver:
You can find more portraits from the shoot on the TIME website and in this week’s edition of TIME magazine, titled “The Genius of Star Wars.”