Andrew Whyte, a long-exposure photographer working in London, made a series of photographs featuring a Lego-sized photographer and Lego-sized camera. At first, it’s funny and cute.
But then you really start to appreciate the remarkable attention to detail of each image. The Lego figure sports different outfits matched to the climate and setting. The poses in each photograph evoke the struggle of finding unconventional vantages photographers seek when shooting an image. Finally, the variety of terrains in the series arouses my own wanderlust to go out and shoot more.
Consider me moved. I bought a print, and it came today.
Speaking of long exposure photographers, check out the work of Matt Lambros. His photos of abandoned movie theaters is not only a great documentation project for architecture and film exhibition in the United States, the photos themselves are hauntingly beautiful.