Captured in Lego
Ever play with Lego as a kid? Of course you did, in fact so many generations of people grew up with these little toy bricks it's estimated that there are 52 pieces of Lego for every person on Earth.I recently came across an photographer and artist by the name of Mike Stimpson from the Midlands in the UK and he's come up with a novel way of paying tribute to the iconic toy, by using it to recreate some of the most iconic photographs.
The 1932 photograph "Lunch atop a skyscraper"
By Charles Ebbets.
"The unknown rebel" Taken in Tiananmen Square,
Beijing by Jeff Widener in 1989.
Iconic sight of one of the "Bed in" protests staged
by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in
Amsterdam and Montreal 1969.
Alfred Eisenstaedt's 1945 Photograph
of the Victory in Japan celebrations
in Times Square, New York.
Diego Maradonna's infamous "Hand of God"
goal for Angentina against England in the
1986 World Cup quarter final.
Joe Rosenthal's 1945 Photograph "Raising the flag on
Iwo Jima." One of the most published photographs in
Steve McCurry's 1985 National
Geographic cover photograph
of Sharbat Gula previously
known simply as "Afghan Girl"
before her formal identification
Martain Elliott's 1976 photograph
Yousuf Karsh's 1941 Portrait of British
Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
on July 29th 1981.
Perhaps the most iconic image of all time. The moon
landing in 1969. The more geeky among you will
notice The classic 1978 Lego spaceman. A nice touch.
So there you have it, I hope you'll agree with me when I say that these photos are a wonderful concept executed brilliantly. Thanks for viewing.