UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte has documented the adventures of a brave lone LEGO photographer in his “The Legographer” photo series. The process behind Whyte’s photos is so simple that almost anyone could do it. He carries the Legographer with him wherever he goes and, when he finds a good location, snaps a picture of him in action with his Iphone 4S. The Legographer has traveled all around the UK and the world in Whyte’s pocket.
Posts Tagged ‘macro photography’
Russian miniature figure enthusiast Artem has come up with a unique form of storytelling that lets him create surreal and playful narratives using miniature versions of heroes (and villains) from classic action movies. In Artem’s miniature world, which he shares with us as VSE OK on Tumblr, each miniaturized larger-than-life movie star gets posed in own personalized and often tongue-in-cheek story.
If you‘re a fan of Star Wars and LEGO, this is your dream come true. Vesa Lehtimäki uses LEGO minifigures, baking soda and forced perspective to create original miniature scenes from such epic movies as Star Wars, Indiana Jones and The Lord of the Rings. However, he certainly has his heart set on a galaxy far, far away.
When you hear the word “cute,” “spider” is probably not the first word that pops into your head. But photographer Thomas Shahan is out to change all that with his incredible macro photographs of doe-eyed jumping spiders. When you know that some spiders can look this cute – are they really all that scary? A world without spiders would be a world with far more mosquitoes and flies, which carry countless diseases.
Comparing something to a grain of sand is usually supposed to mean that it’s small or insignificant, but Dr. Gary Greenberg’s microscopic photography aims to turn this stereotype on its head. His photographs of miniscule grains of sands reveal that each grain of sand can be beautiful and unique. The sand in his images is full of remnants from various tropical sea organisms large and small.
When the weather forecast announced about the unexpected cold from -9°C to -12°C last week, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly decided to take an advantage of it in one truly creative way. Together with her 7-year-old son, Kelly combined the home-based remedies – dish soap, karo syrup, and water – and went out to blow bubbles and take pictures as they freeze and melt.
Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov is an inspiration to aspiring amateur photographers everywhere – he created a home-made rig capable of capturing stunning close-up pictures of snowflakes out of old camera parts, boards, screws and tape. His pictures give us an enchanting close-up view of snowflakes that we could never hope for without specialized equipment.
Even if you have arachnophobia, don’t be too quick to skip this post yet! Jumping spiders have got to be the cutest spiders of all. More than that, they were recently photographed wearing tiny water droplets as their hats, and that way completely denying their image of being threatening and scary. Uda Dennie, 33-year-old photographer from Batam Island, Indonesia, photographs these little fellows in his own garden.
One of the nicest and surest ways to flatter a person is to compliment their eyes, but have you paid much attention to the eyes of the animals? Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan created a gripping Animal Eyes close-up photo series, which is a truly eye-opening experience! His pictures reveal the sort of vibrant colors and intricate details that would even make for a beautiful poster, and seeing something that’s hidden from the naked eye is always the beauty of macro photography.
UK-based photographer Sharon Johnstone uses her macro lens like a key to open the fascinating world of little things. She comes back with a beautiful collection of macro photographs showing tiny drops of dew on dandelions. “I think I am at my happiest when I am crawling around on my hands and knees exploring a small patch of moss dripping with sparkling dew in the early morning sun,” says Sharon.
Don’t know about you guys, but we just love looking at things really close up! So, we are very excited to introduce you to an Armenian physics teacher Suren Manvelyan who used his friends, colleagues and pupils as models to make amazing close-ups of the human eye. He never thought he would see anything like that – when viewed really close up our eyes look like some dramatic surfaces of far and unknown planets. You have to see it!