Photographer Celebrates America By Creating LEGO Dioramas For 50 States
by Jill Pantozzi | 3:30 pm, December 3rd, 2013
Photographer Jeff Friesen has put together a delightful project called “50 States of LEGO.” It’s fairly descriptive, he’s created scenarios out of LEGO meant to illustrate each of America’s states. Some are more literal than others but I’ll let him explain the thinking behind it.
Every summer I look after my daughter for half the day and we do all kinds of projects, including making dioramas of her toys and photographing them in a little studio set-up. It’s always hard work to get nice pictures, even of toys, but it’s also a lot of fun. That part of my life is known as “Ernie.” The Brick Fantastic brings “Bert” and “Ernie” together with a big pile of Lego bricks.
New Jersey natives Susana and myself are just happy the cast of The Jersey Shore weren’t depicted for our state. See all 50, or buy prints, at his website. Oh, and for the record, Friesen is from Canada.
(via Laughing Squid)