Little Lego man travels the world with his camera in hand
This quirky series follows the life of a Lego man who has adventured across the U.K. taking pictures.
Legos on the loose
Photographer and child-at-heart Andrew Whyte has taken 365 pictures charting the travels of a "Legographer" - a Lego character who likes to take pictures. Whyte, 39, from Portsmouth, England carries the small figurine in his pocket just in case the perfect photo opportunity arises.
In this photo, the Lego man photographs the HMS Warrior at one of his favorite hometown locations: Portsmouth harbour.
Taking a leap
Andrew claims his daughter rarely allows him to snap her photo, but it looks as though the Lego man caught the perfect shot.
This stretch of beach in Southsea, Portsmouth is one of his daughter's favorite places to go, and they often stop by on the way home from school.
All photographers know that the industry is a tight-knit community. This Legographer meets celebrity photographer Perou at the Focus on Imaging show.
Watching the ships roll in
Photographing the harbor is a nice way to unwind.
Portsmouth is "a very inspiring place that we live," Whyte told TODAY.com in an interview. "It's kind of an island city."
An eye for London
For one whole year, Andrew didn't leave home without the Lego man in his pocket. Most of the photos are shot in his hometown of Portsmouth, but on occasion the duo have packed up and travel around the U.K.
"You know that little pocket on the right hand side of your jeans?" Whyte asked. "He's a perfect fit."
The Lego man photographs flying sparks from behind the protection of a pair of goggles.
Photographer Andrew Wythe has a great sense of humor. It must have been a "slow news day," he writes on his Flickr of this photo.
Against the elements
The little Legographer photographs the stormy clouds with his weather-protected camera cover.
This image stands out as one of Whyte's favorites. "I was making a packed lunch for my young child to take to school," he said, "and I realized the corner of the sandwich bag would be perfect!" Living in a sea town means embracing wind and rain, which is exactly what he was able to do with this picture.
The Lego man expresses his artistic side as he takes a photo of a tree bending in the wind.
Such great heights
The adventurer explores patterns and textures in this photo. "Always tempting to go that little bit further for a shot when you find a fascinating structure," reads the caption on his Flickr account.
He may predominantly be a photojournalist, but this Legographer also occasionally suits up as a wedding shooter.
The bride and groom are friends of Whyte's, and the whole family is obsessed with Legos.
Seashell in the city
The Lego man takes a photo of a seashell out of its usual beach context.
The camera goes flying as the Legographer slips on a banana peel.
When asked if his companion had a name, Whyte laughs. "I avoided giving him a name," he says, noting he didn't want it to seem as though he was pretending the Lego was human. "It's a piece of plastic...bottom line is no, he doesn't have a name. It's a toy."
The photographer spends a lot of time setting up each image so that his Lego man looks as normal as possible in every scenario, but sometimes there are bloopers! The small figurine fell into a tree stump during this photo shoot.
The pocket-sized photographer finds a good spot to photograph passing trains.
The Lego photographer captures a reflection in a puddle. "It rains lot here in the U.K.," Andrew laughs.
Serenity by the sea
The Legographer photographs South Parade Pier in Southsea. Andrew Whyte has been photographing Southsea for years, but it wasn't until he added the miniature man that his images really felt complete.
"I quite like the crab photo," Whyte recalls, "it was just so much fun!" And fun is what the project is all about.
When asked about how he photographed this scene, Whyte says, "The crab wasn't a problem...I don't want to ruin the magic, but it was actually dead!"
Quiet like a mouse
Here, the Legographer tries his hand at wildlife photography, and unlike the crab, Whyte says this little mouse was "very much alive."
Time to be a tourist
The "Routemaster" pauses to take a photo of a traditional red London bus.
This little guy is no stranger to the stage. Here he is at the Kings Theatre in Southsea.
Andrew snagged preview tickets for the opening weekend of The Lego Movie and brought his kids...and his pocket-sized companion. He said they took a few quick photos outside of the theater, but the Lego man stayed in his pocket for the duration of the film. "I didn't want to get kicked out!"
Color of the night
The little Legographer photographs the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth on a chilly night.
He doesn't change his outfit much, but every so often Andrew's youngest will dip her hand into her dad's bag of Lego pieces and assemble the figures on her way to school. "It's like she's getting him dressed for the day," Andrew says.
One of Andrew Whyte's other photographic passions is long exposures and pulling light from darnkess. Is the Legographer following in his footsteps? He's posed here in front of a colorfully lit car park.
So long, sunset
The Legographer is so in awe of this incredible sunset that even he had to put his camera down and take it all in.
See more of Andrew Whyte's photographs and his adventures with the Legographer on his Flickr account.