When I began my foray into LEGO photography in 2013, I had neither sophisticated equipment nor a deep understanding of photography in general. It’s now been 3 years since snapping my first LEGO pic, and I’m still not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I am more confident in the skills I have developed, and more in touch with my personal style.
As I’m sure is the case with many artists, I look back on my old work with a mixture of fond nostalgia and slight embarrassment. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy with all that I’ve done and how far I’ve come, but I can’t help looking back at some of my old photos and wishing I’d let the ideas marinate a bit, or allowed my skills to develop more, before taking them and releasing them into the wild.
I’ve long wanted to recreate a few of my old photos, just to see if I could improve upon them now that I have a better handle on who I am as a photographer (and, honestly, now that I have actual lights and not just an old desk lamp). 2016 is the year that I really want to truly grow and evolve as a photographer, and as such, it’s the year that I finally accept that challenge.