Balakov’s real name is actually Mike Stimpson. He is a guy from United Kingdom that takes a lot of LEGO pictures and says that he loves “messing about with macro lighting”.
Where did he learn photography, or more exactly working with lights? “Strobist.com taught me everything I know.” says Balakov.
In his bio he also cites Garry Winogrand – “I photograph to see what something will look like photographed”. Strange explanation, but his photos are incredible.
Well, let’s jump to Balakov’s photos (the author calls his collection “Classics in LEGO”).
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