Four Bricks Tall is a personal photography project which was inspired by Andrew Whyte’s viral 365-day LEGOgrapher series.
I’ve been a fan of LEGO for over 30 years and a portrait photographer for over 5 years, so when I saw how Andrew tied his landscape photography work together with a LEGO minifigure, I wondered if toy photography might be the perfect genre for me to experiment with techniques and gear I seldom or never use outside of portraiture.
Macro lenses, focus stacking, close-up filters, extension tubes, ground level angles, and even micro gardening! Minfigure photography has really allowed me to play with photography and be creative in ways I haven’t done before.
The name “Four Bricks Tall” is a reference to the height of a LEGO minifigure. Initially I called it “Ogle My Lego” but I later changed it to comply with LEGO’s policy of prohibiting fan sites to use their name in URLs.
In mid-2018, I expanded the photo project into a blog that features behind-the-scenes looks at toy photography, reviews of LEGO and LEGO-compatible products, and interviews of minifig photographers to keep myself motivated to shoot these little plastic figures.