LEGO Minifigure Photography

legophoto03I sometimes buy LEGO sets just for the minifigures because they are so cute and cool.  Most fans display and play with their minifigs, but this guy does one step further by photographing LEGO minifigs in action poses or funny scenes.  Photographer Sofiane Samlal aka Samsofy has an eye for photographing LEGO minifigures, while making the political statement or social commentary in our world around us.

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The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition

sk002One of most iconic filmmaker in our generation was director Stanley Kubrick.  His films stood out for being strange, weird and visually artistic.  He did not make mainstream flicks like director Steven Spielberg or summer popcorn fluff like Michael Bay, Stanley Kubrick was unique.  This was the last week of “The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, so being cinema fans here at Retrenders, we stopped by the museum.

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LEGO Star Wars: Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy

starwarslegobookphotographybookIf you’re a LEGO Star Wars fan and like building cool dioramas and sets and then taking cool imaginative photos, then this is the book for you, the LEGO Star Wars:  Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy by DK Publishing.

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Cloning Photgraphy by Daisuke Takakura

twinsphoto00What if X-Men’s Multiple Man decided to take photographic art?  Well, here’s what it would look like.  Photographer Daisuke Takakura new artistic project is “Monodramatic.”

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Comic Book Heroes in Beautiful Landscapes

silversurfer00Superheroes are usually pictured in heroic or action poses, well this series is comic book heroes meets National Geographic.  Photographer Benoit Lapray continues his work of “The Quest for the Absolute” which showcases comic heroes in picturesque landscapes.

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Film Canister For Other Uses

photojojocoverIf you have “old-school” photography friends that pine for the old days of shooting on film and developing photos in a dark room and you have to get them a gift of some sort, then these products from Photojojo should do the trick.

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The Art of Greg Spalenka

gregspalenkaIf you ever watch the animated movies like The Ant Bully (2006) or Escape From Planet Earth (2013), one of the concept artist behind it was Greg Spalenka.  The Art of Greg Spalenka:  Visions From The Mind’s Eye by Titan Books showcases Spalenka’s artistic career over the years in the many art mediums he uses, from paintings, drawings, sketches and photography.


“Here was art with a purpose – communicating issues about humanity, from gun violence and racism to social welfare.  These images were speaking to thousands, and in some cases, millions of people.  I learned that the publishing world could be a powerful platform as well as an industry to work in.” – Greg Spalenka


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Photos of Hong Kong Buildings

nick frank 00Hong Kong known for it’s massive amount and rows of tall buildings, photographer Nick Frank was in Hong Kong last year and shot a series of photographs – Concrete Living.

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Sugar Series by Emily Blincoe

gold candyorange candyIt’s Friday and I want some darn sweets!  Austin-based photographer Emily Blincoe arranges her sweets through the theme of rainbow colors.  Her candy galore photographs are from her “Sugar Series.”

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A Snapshot of Films and their Real Life Backdrops



If you’re a film fanatic like me, this FILMography art project by photographer Christopher Moloney is truly awesome.  He takes a scene from a movie and finds the actual location of where the scene was shot.

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Pictures from High Places


Photographer Ahn Jun has a knack for taking pictures in high places.  I’m having acrophobia by just looking at these pictures.


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Freeway Series by James Wojcik


Artist photographer James Wojcik loved playing with toy slot car tracks as a kid and now he’s created a Freeway Series using toy slot car tracks.  The track layout is art itself.

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1980s Video Games in the “Real World”

"Jump 'N Run" photo series by Patrick Runte

Photographer Patrick Runte photo series “Jump ‘N Run” takes a look at early video games like Pac-Man, Pong, & Space Invaders and puts them in a real world setting.  The 6 photos in the series just brings a smile to your face.  I need to break out my Atari 2600 from the attic now.

Pac-Man by Patrick Runte

Check out Patrick Runte’s site for more photos:  Jump ‘N Run.

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