Mike Stimpson has three of his beautiful photographs in YM005 - GIRLS & BOYS. His photographs are unique, quirky and to be perfectly honest, just plain cool. We asked him to tell us a bit about himself and his work...
"I'm a part-time photographer, and full-time video game programmer, from the West Midlands. I try to create whimsically funny photographs in miniature, and have tendency to try and remake famous works of art with small plastic people. The contents of my photographic toolbox consists mostly of Lego figures, a good proportion of which are Lego Stormtroopers due to my Star Wars obsession.
I take my inspirations from any type of art I can find, photographs, paintings, films, online and in books. If I stuff my head with enough visual knowledge I find ideas for photographs pop out ocasionally.
I've been into photography for about 3 years, Lego a lot longer, Star Wars probably longer than that. No-one has yet mentioned to me that that art has to be serious, so I'm trying to take as many photos as I can before I realise that."
Order YM005 NOW to see his work along side a fantastic article by Jordan 'Rizzle' Stephens. But for now, here's my favourite photograph by Mike!!