Lego My Atget

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, what is it when you publish an entire book of historically important photographs recreated in Legos? Unfortunately, my knowledge of Spanish does not get me quite far enough into the Galician text to understand why they are made out of Legos. The simplest point of the book is to take us on a through the history of photography, beginning with Niepce and running through Robert Capa and Robert Frank.

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, what is it when you publish an entire book of historically important photographs recreated in Legos? Unfortunately, my knowledge of Spanish does not get me quite far enough into the Galician text to understand why they are made out of Legos. The simplest point of the book is to take us on a "journey" through the history of photography, beginning with Niepce and running through Robert Capa and Robert Frank. And because it makes my head spin to try to parse the layers of meaning in a photograph of a scene made from toys to represent an image that has reached iconic standing...I'll instead just praise the following Lego-ized images as especially accurate: Capa's "Falling Soldier" (above) and Frank's cover shot from "The Americans" (below). Originally via Kottke.
~Miki Johnson
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