We’ve seen quite a lot of gear made from Lego, including replicas of Nikon, Leica, and Hasselblad. Now there’s a Lego replica of the iconic Olympus OM-1. It’s a true feast for the eyes, just like the real thing. And the best of all – Lego will start producing it if the idea gets enough supporters.
It can get a bit monotonous in isolation, especially if you’re out of work right now. But hey, there’s always something to do, and Mathieu Stern has some crazy ideas and makes them real. After the crappy lens made from toilet paper, he now turned to Lego and made another working lens. And unlike the previous one, this DIY lens actually does a pretty good job!
The coronavirus pandemic has stopped all of us in our tracks. All social gatherings have been postponed, so many people are out of work right now, including wedding photographers. Chris Wallace of Carpe Diem Photography was set to have plenty of work in 2020, but then everything stopped. Still, he didn’t lose his creativity and the desire to shoot. He threw and shot his own wedding ceremony – made entirely from Lego. The photos are amusing and incredibly cute, and Chris kindly shared them with DIYP along with some BTS shots.
UK based photographer David Saunders has reached 100 photographs in a Lego Star Wars project. David shoots Lego, dinosaurs, action figures, and other awesome toys. If you ever have a moment take a look at his social media. The images will amaze you.
To stay on top of our game, photographers should undertake personal projects. If you need inspiration, you’ve certainly found it here!
This is a LEGO model of the Nikon F3, considered by many to be the best film camera Nikon ever made. I was not very familiar with film photography until 2017, when I started a photography class at my high school. I had used digital cameras in the past but was intrigued by the process required for developing and printing images from film.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. On 20 July 1969 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set their feet on the surface of the moon. And in 2019, many people have paid tribute to them in all sorts of ways. Hungarian photographer Lampert Benedek was one of these, and he did it in his recognizable fashion: with LEGO.
Lampert used the popular toy bricks to recreate the iconic photos of the Apollo 11 mission. He kindly shared his work with us, as well as some backstory. And since he used mainly practical effects, the BTS images are as fun as the finished ones.
Stranger Things has won the hearts of millions of viewers across the globe. Its aesthetic, story, atmosphere, and acting didn’t just create a tense and emotional journey, but they have also been an inspiration to artists. Lampert Benedek is a Hungarian toy photographer who was inspired by the popular TV show. So, he got a LEGO kit, some props, lights, and a camera and recreated some of the most exciting and spooky scenes from the show. Most of the photos were done entirely in-camera, and Lampert shared with DIYP how he did it.
You have seen (and maybe even ordered) a tiny LEGO Leica. It doesn’t take photos, but what if I told you that you can turn your working Sony mirrorless into a LEGO camera? Well, you won’t exactly use the tiny bricks, but this skin cover that makes your camera look like it was made out of LEGO.
We all know that LEGO bricks are the best toy ever. They’re so versatile that you can even build all sorts of photography gear with them. And now, Leica has launched a pair of LEGO Leica M camera sets that you can assemble just like any other LEGO toy.