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  1. AndWhyNot

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    Away from my long exposure & night photography, I've always enjoyed taking snaps of random things that caught my eye, from street art to interesting textures & odd moments- whether beautiful or ironic.

    Then, kind of out of nowhere, I found myself with a Lego minifigure photographer, loosely styled on me (suit-hating, stubble, beanie hat).

    It wasn't long before the minifigure was introduced to my day-to-day snaps and now I've found myself with a whole series of shots, expanding daily as I see more and more from the little guy's point of view.

    It won't be to everyone's taste but I hope the fact it's a series of real-world snaps featuring a Lego man gives it a wider appeal than the more common wholly Lego-themed shots. I'm enjoying making & sharing them- and contemplating a 365 for next year. In the meantime there's regular updates on the Legography facebook page.

    1// Rust In Me
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    2// Explore!
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    3// In Full Flow
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    4// Vantage Point
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    5// First Frost
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    6// Mother Nature
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    They say the best camera is the one you have with you so, to pre-empt the inevitable question, they're all shot on my iPhone with a range of apps - but mostly 645Pro (capture) and Snapseed (processing).

    Thanks for looking, all comments welcome.
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  2. donnyburger

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    Cool.

    I had a go doing this a few years back with the kids, it's great fun!

    These are cool. :)
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    Simply Brilliant! :clap:
  4. AdamSi

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    Love these, I can see me copying your idea as can see its be real fun and give some inspiration :)
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    Also love your attention to detail, just seen the footprints hehe
  6. Longimanus

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    Brilliant, I have been doing a few with my young son, keeps him interested and me happy at the same time;-)

    Back during the Olympics I saw a collection of lego photographs with all the different events being setup
  7. Tezz450D

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    Great stuff, love 3,4 and 5 ... just fab :)
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    excellent, i've been doing similer as a bit of fun for a while now after seeing a slinkachu exhibition, in my camera bag are a couple of lego people and a few railway people, they get funny looks from people when they see them in my bag. nice idea with the camera too.
    the pictures are excellent, a lot of them would be dull without the lego.
    check it out, it's pretty cool.
    http://slinkachu.com/home
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    Been following your shots on Flickr of the last wee while, makes me want Lego even more!
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    i do something similar great fun !
  11. tomkbucks

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    actually just spotted you have the tripod for the camera were did you get that ? i want one ! :)
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    always see these pop up on facebook and cant help but think 'damn you' ;)
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    Very imagitive,love the footprints-
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    These are great! I agree, very imaginative.
  15. AndWhyNot

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    Thank you all, what a great response. It's a lot of fun doing them in the first place but good to know people enjoy looking at them.

    Thanks too for sharing the Slinkachu images- I've seen them recently and similar ones in the past. They're great too.

    I think I need to start doing behind-the-scenes/ context shots, so people can see how some of the shots are made- it's really getting the little fella to keep still on a windy day, f'rinstance...

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    Andy this is brilliant, I thought about doing something like this, I might have to now!
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    These are so cool!!

    Think Lego is on my Christmas list lol
  18. Just Dave

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    Nice series Andrew, when are we going to see him shooting mini domes :D :LOL:
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    ^ Already working on it :)
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    These are great Andy, can't wait to see the mini domes.
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    these are amazing!
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    blob of bluetack in either leg, it adds just enough weight to hold the little sod down on windy days.
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    These look like so much fun, loving the foot prints
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    Ongoing thanks, seems like I've found a few Lego fans :)

    Good idea but because I normally compose behind the figure it's visible through the holes in the legs :(
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    Brilliant! - Might have to have a go at this myself, good work! (y)
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    so cool , been looking at getting some lego men to photograph in the mini studio BUT yours take it to another level , going to have to try this now (y)(y)(y)
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    These are great. 6 is incredible!
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    brilliant shots, very imaginative, love it. Just liked the fb page
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    #5 for me. Well composed, liking the footprints.

    Cheers.
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    Yea! Lego. love it.
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    :plus1:
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    Great idea and well put together series.
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    Thanks all, a really encouraging response.

    That tripod is not something you can buy but it's made from different Lego components (including from the Technics range).
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    Totally agree, love them all.
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    I was shooting at a blacksmith's as part of a commercial project- had to grab a shot amongst the industrial surroundings.
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    Safety First

    Living close to the beach there's plenty of sunset opportunities; this is a new perspective for me though.
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    Seaside Sunset

    Those very cold days we had a couple of weeks back left this interesting texture on a frozen puddle.
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    Treading on...

    Another reflection on recent weather
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    Bleak

    In the end, Friday was not quite as bad as the Mayans predicted
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    Apocalyptic
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    Absolutely brilliant, just started getting a few of the lego mini figures. Where would i get the camera from that your little guys holding? Great idea.
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    Sorry just found them on eBay just got to decide now who i put the camera with, I'm thinking darth vader or someone similar.
  39. AndWhyNot

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    So I took the 'daily' challenge and I'm now one month in to my Legography iPhone 365. Here's my top five from January.

    This waterfront wall in Portsmouth has just had colourful new lights installed.
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    Illuminated

    Seems the little guy is taking after me in his fascination for a bit of exploring!
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    You never know...

    Cracking sunset at the beach huts, then...
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    T-shirt weather

    ...the very next day, it snowed!
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    Whiteout

    Spotted this one morning on the school run and couldn't resist a bit of fun- 19 attempts, though, to get the camera falling into a decent place in the pic!
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    Yell 'Ow!'

    Thanks for looking :)
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    Brilliant absolutely love them.
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