December 3, 2015 7:30 AM EST

“For me, Star Wars is much more than only a film,” says Swiss photographer Marco Grob who photographed the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens for TIME. “Star Wars is hundreds of people who try to push the envelope. People who take enormous risks in creative and in technical aspects. They try to do things we’ve never seen before in a way nobody would have imagined to ever see before. And for me, it’s incredible.”

Read the full interview and see an exclusive behind-the-scenes videos of Marco Grob’s photo shoots here.

 

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