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Classic photographs recreated in Lego

By dpreview staff on Nov 10, 2013 at 09:00 GMT
Classic photographs recreated in Lego 
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Classic photographs recreated in Lego 

Video game programer Mike Stimpson loves Lego. He also loves photography. Combining his two passions has resulted in a series of fascinating images that recreate iconic photographs with Lego blocks.  

On his website Stimpson talks about why he creates his Lego images:

'I enjoyed not only the taking of the photographs, but researching classic images and the stories behind them, the things most people wouldn't generally know.

Now I enjoy the fact that I'm bringing classic photographs and photographers to a new audience through my LEGO recreations, and hopefully that might get a few more people interested in finding out more about some of the world's great photographers.'

From Henri Cartier-Bresson to W. Eugene Smith, see if you can recognize the work of some photography's greats through his unique point of view in our gallery. We also included links to Stimpson's Flickr site for each photograph. There you can see the original image and his set up shots.  

Above: Charles Ebbets' 1932 photograph 'Lunch atop a skyscraper'.

Source: Mike Stimpson

Comments

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Johnsonj
By Johnsonj (5 months ago)

LMAO! Great stuff.

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mickeybphoto
By mickeybphoto (5 months ago)

Wayyy cool idea!!

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Michael S.
By Michael S. (5 months ago)

Loving it!

;-)

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JohnEwing
By JohnEwing (5 months ago)

They're making you guys work weekends now? Aw, take some time off, you obviously need it.

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bigdaddave
By bigdaddave (5 months ago)

A lovely bit of fun, but I hope this isn't being taken seriously as an 'artistic' project

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M Lammerse
By M Lammerse (5 months ago)

Why this is not art while a floor filled with peanut butter is? :-)

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M Lammerse
By M Lammerse (5 months ago)

http://www.google.nl/imgres?imgurl=http://www.kunstbeeld.nl/upload/nieuws/kb/11-03/bvs%2520Pindakaasvloer/CIMG2216.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.kunstbeeld.nl/nl/nieuws/15717/de-pindakaasvloer-van-wim-t-schippers.html&h=375&w=500&sz=99&tbnid=c_eRuVtNmKcgpM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=120&zoom=1&usg=__laTTIE1fAJCIddc182ZfxZMycBU=&docid=WCvW3Xuczpc6_M&sa=X&ei=vKN_UqXoIOHb0QXmyoDgDg&ved=0CIYBEPUBMAc

The link to that floor...

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brn
By brn (5 months ago)

I'd say even fewer people would consider the peanut butter floor to be art. I took at look at your link and felt sorry for the poor person that has to clean it up.

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meanwhile
By meanwhile (5 months ago)

Meh, art can be fun too.

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M0P03
By M0P03 (5 months ago)

There isn't famous "Train wreck at Montparnasse 1895"

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tex
By tex (5 months ago)

DPR seems to be putting up some pretty questionable "news" items lately, like this one. Perhaps they need a separate column for this sort of thing, and the news feed roll can be kept more ....orthodox.

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Nigel Wilkins
By Nigel Wilkins (5 months ago)

I prefer this to no news.

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Scott Birch
By Scott Birch (5 months ago)

The people look a bit plasticy, don't they? I think the noise-reduction setting is rather harsh.

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Lea5
By Lea5 (5 months ago)

nice idea!

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InTheMist
By InTheMist (5 months ago)

Looks like a cool, rainy day project. I recognise them all!

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JensTrier
By JensTrier (5 months ago)

Nice series. I always like this miniature pictures, when they tell a story

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reginalddwight
By reginalddwight (5 months ago)

Nothing really that imaginative here.

I found better recreations at a recent trip to Legoland.

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88SAL
By 88SAL (5 months ago)

Nothing really that imaginative here.

I found better criticism at a recent trip to the GX7 review.

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Scrozzy
By Scrozzy (5 months ago)

Did anyone else flick through hoping to find the one of the dogs playing poker? I now realise the obvious reasons why this was never going to happen, but my anticipation was through the roof for a good 60 seconds to begin with.

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Erick L
By Erick L (5 months ago)

I was hoping for the Napalm Girl.

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mgrum
By mgrum (5 months ago)

Feels like I've seen these all before... haven't the exact same images already been featured on DPR?

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slncezgsi
By slncezgsi (5 months ago)

Just so … amusing :)

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dw2001
By dw2001 (5 months ago)

cute..but I've seen this kind of "creativity" like 1 million times before with lego, it's getting kind of booring..

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Goodmeme
By Goodmeme (5 months ago)

Okay, but 'creativity' according to various academic studies in classrooms and workplaces is generally destroyed by this kind of thinking, in yourself and other people. If we want something different we can create it ourselves. I don't think its creative to criticise just because you don't like something; just don't praise so much.

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karet
By karet (5 months ago)

I've seen them a while ago but they still strike a chord. Something like "great idea, I could do that myself if only I took the time and had the patience" . Apart from that, I like his minimalist approach. There are worse examples when I google 'lego recreations'

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JEROME NOLAS
By JEROME NOLAS (5 months ago)

Very creative, like them all.

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