Photographer Marco Grob was recently commissioned by TIME magazine to do a portrait shoot with the cast of “Star Wars: The Force Awaknes”. Grob spent two weeks shooting the cast and crew across four cities in three countries, he did this with no special knowledge of the space opera’s plot .

“Sometimes it’s good not to know too much, 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.”

Grob told TIME, check out the images below.  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens on December 18th and stars: Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Warwick Davis, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow and Mark Hamill.