I am Honored Beyond Words.

To understand how way cool it is to have been immortalized in one of UK shooter Mike Stimpson's Lego photos, you have to appreciate some of his other work. Mike is the guy who did all of those classic photos in Legos.

Bonus points for the setup shots he includes with most of his iconic reproductions, too. Make sure you click through the photo above to see the notes, too. There's some serious deets in there.

Eat your heart out, Mt. Rushmore. And thanks again, Mike!



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Anonymous Tony S said...

I could not tell from the shot but is the Lego David Hobby wearing his "trademark" shorts?

Tony S.

March 01, 2009 12:00 AM  
Blogger David said...

Near as I can tell, that 70-200 is there for good reason . . .

March 01, 2009 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Dave Kee said...

Well I had to look up "Tennis Girl". NSFW http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=56026

March 01, 2009 12:35 AM  
Blogger The Flying Pinto said...

Congrats, that is great! I wanted to also thank you for your site...I'm a Flight Attendant and have the opportunity to travel a lot and also have a 2 year old. Two great reasons to love photography, your site has taught me so much.Thanks!

March 01, 2009 12:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Near as I can tell, that 70-200 is there for good reason . . ."

Hasn't your mother told you a million times not to exaggerate! :D

March 01, 2009 1:26 AM  
Blogger Wink of an eye Digital said...

LOL...the first thing I noticed is...where is the shorts?

Like Keith Richards without a cig hangin from his lip.

Like Bon Jovi with out ripped knees in jeans

Henny Youngman with out his violin

A trademark look if there is one...the shorts!

BTW 70-200 is way to much ego in there! LMAO

Recieving a "Lego Portrait" is better then you getting a signed portrait of you from Anne L !

Did I say that out loud?

March 01, 2009 2:09 AM  
Blogger Michael Ignatov said...

Adorable. He even got the little PWs hanging off the lightstand.

March 01, 2009 2:43 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

I must say simply wonderful I love them all.

March 01, 2009 4:09 AM  
Anonymous Suren said...

All hail the hobbmeister!

Great stuff DAvid.. Now all you need is a wax.....

March 01, 2009 4:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a full cto shoot through umbrella?

March 01, 2009 5:13 AM  
Anonymous Tyler said...

Love the little Pocket Wizards!
I'm going to have to try the little drink umbrella as a light modifier trick. Yet another lighting skill I've learned here!

March 01, 2009 11:53 AM  
Blogger Dave Keating Photography said...

This is great, and well deserved to be honored in Legos. You do provide us with a wealth of information, and for that I thank you. Well deserved.

March 01, 2009 1:18 PM  
Blogger Brittney said...

Genius! Now I wish I had a giant paper flowered umbrella to shoot through.
Also, the little lego guy totally looks like you.

March 01, 2009 3:43 PM  
Blogger Anton Ymer (pseudo) said...


I love those SB-800 with Pocket Wizards. Too bad he didn't find a real LEGO umbrella, since they exist. Wouldn't be able to find a shoot-through, though. I guess this one is acceptable. The back drop is not lego anyway. Who needs to be a purist. :)

March 01, 2009 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Robert Lachman said...


Very cool. The detail is great: the little mini guy with the camera, the shoot through cocktail umbrella and Pocket Wizards. No details were left out.

Keep up all the great work on the website.


March 01, 2009 5:18 PM  
Anonymous virginia photographer said...

Another case of "Darn! Why didn't I think of that?". All of his Lego stuff is cool. That's quite something to be so recognized.

March 02, 2009 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Ed Z said...

Love it!

I saw Stimpson's lego photographs a while ago and thought they were wonderfully creative. Congrats on being enshrined therein :-)

March 02, 2009 8:09 AM  
Anonymous W. Barreto said...

Does the flowered umbrella give any special effect to the pic?
I'll try it with a regular size one.

March 02, 2009 8:53 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just don't go to pieces over this.

March 02, 2009 12:59 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

This is a great honor! Pretty nice set on Flickr as well.

March 02, 2009 1:40 PM  
OpenID 1ovakynd.com said...

Soooo cool.

March 06, 2009 6:43 AM  
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March 07, 2009 10:45 AM  

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