In 2010, Ra di Martino, a prominent artist and photographer, adventured into the Tunisian desert in search of the abandoned movie sets from Star Wars. As you can see above, this exotic desert location was Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine, appearing in the 1976 film as the Lars Homestead. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.
Here’s what Martino has to say about her “No More Stars” photo set: “This is a series of photographs taken in the abandoned movie sets of the film saga Star Wars, filmed through the years in different locations in the south of Tunisia. Unexpectedly those sets have been left on location, probably because in the middle of nowhere and because no-one from the local authorities complained and therefore after years some of it have now become ruins, almost as some sort strange archaeological sites. The particular hot and dry climate has helped maintain intact many parts of the sets, or buried under the sand just sections of it. The sets visited are in four different locations.”