Offensive Legos?

Just because you can take a photo of something, doesn’t mean you should… or that it’s a good photo. I recently ran across Mike Stimpson’s images on the Daily Beast. Stimpson uses lego toys to recreate some of the most iconic photographs of our time. Some are cute and humorous… others, usually the ones about death, I find creepy and bordering on offensive. Perhaps it is the smiling faces… What do you think? See Stimpson’s images and the inspiration for them together below.

Mike Stimpson
Mike Stimpson
Mike Stimpson
Charles Ebbets
Mike Stimpson
Mike Stimpson
Mike Stimpson
Jeff Widener
Mike Stimpson
Mike Stimpson
Mike Stimpson
Eddie Adams
Mike Stimpson
Mike Stimpson
Mike Stimpson
Ian Bradshaw
Mike Stimpson
Mike Stimpson
Mike Stimpson
Steve McCurry
Mike Stimpson
Mike Stimpson
Mike Stimpson
Robert Capa

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2 Comments

  1. Pingback: Offensive Legos?
  2. I don’t find them offensive, but I agree on the creepy part. Of course I find the original images creepy as well. Seeing someone dying is creepy any way you look at it.

    Ron

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