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

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  2. Ron

    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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