Lego Heroes – The Men of My Childhood by Kris Growcott


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Lego men. If you haven’t had a childhood experience with at least one of the yellow little fellas then you’ve missed out on some pretty amazing memories. With their simple, happy faces, and basic movements, Lego men (and more recently women) have flown to the moon, sailed the seven seas, built bridges, raced cars, stormed castles and so much more. For Kris Growcott, a creative director based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, these tiny men played a hugely influential role in developing his imagination and keeping him out of trouble.

“Mom use to just pour my Lego out on a big mat and leave me to it. Four hours later she’d find me in the midst of an amazing creation. She use to have to pull me away from my build for dinner or other family commitments. I just loved the possibilities that came with all of those little blocks. And I still do.”

Kris’s “Men of My Childhood” is a series of heroic images of some of the men that played a role in his creative development. Shot in macro detail, but lit with heroic strobe lighting, these little men carry the scars and scratches of a well loved past. Looking closely, you can see the paint of their outfits slowly coming away, the dust and debris of a life lived close to the carpet.

Men of My Childhood is a fun walk down memory lane. Why not take a stroll.  You can find the whole collection for sale on artfido here.

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