Human photographers aren’t the only ones dragging their cameras to every corner of the globe in search of the decisive moment. As it turns out, a little LEGO man spent a year doing the same thing as part of life-sized human photographer Andrew Whyte‘s fun ‘The Legographer’series.
Although the Legographer did not make it into OUTER SPACE, like Hello Kitty and Bad Piggy did on their kickass trip, our Lego hero did make it to some epic sites around the world. The kickass result is more than 300 photos of “Leg O’Grapher,” the tiny LEGO man Whyte carries in his pocket, taking photos at sites around the world. Whyte, a professional photographer from Hampshire, England, began taking the photos last year in anticipation of the release of “The LEGO Movie”.
All of the photos were shot on Whyte’s aging iPhone 4S using the 645Pro (and, later, the 645Pro Mark II) app to take the pictures and Snapseed to edit them.
Whyte told Petapixel about his experience:
For my first attempt at a 365 (a pic a day for a year) series I knew it had to be portable and spontaneous — my commercial photography, long exposures at night, is rarely either of these. My mobile phone fitted this agenda perfectly and had the added bonus of having a much closer minimum focusing distance than any of my Nikon gear. That’s how I get up close to the figure and force the perspective to make him look life-sized.
Challenges aside though, Whyte says he would definitely do it again. “For a year, the minifigure was like my own model whom I could pose and compose — something that’s seldom needed in my real work,” he tells us. “So despite occasional frustrations, honestly I had so much fun and I continued to learn a lot about photography throughout.”