Artist spotlight: sergi_h2opolo7

Every month, we pick a LEGO photographer active in our community and share some of their work and a little about themselves. This month we fly to Spain to meet sergi_h2opolo7!

Hey there! I’m Sergio Paredes, but you can know me as sergi_h2opolo7 on instagram.

When I was a kid, I absolutely adored Playmobil toys, and now I’m an amateur collector. With all the extra time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, I started taking photos of my collection.

As I got more into toyphotography, I began researching and learning new techniques to make my photos even better. What had started as mere entertainment now occupies much of my free time!

About a year ago, my curiosity in the LEGO world was awakened when two minifigures arrived to my hands which immediately caught my attention. These two minifigs are the faun from series 15 and the forest elf from series 22.
I don’t know exactly why, but the two figures seem to be in harmony with nature. Their expressions, their design make them cute and adorable.

It sparked my attentions rapidly and started to think about the beautiful photos that could be taken with them. This led me to begin my adventure with LEGO photography.

My collection of minifigures has been growing up gradually since then and with each photo, my fascination in LEGO world as well.
My collection mainly consists of minifigures with some loose accessories. So, I usually photograph minifigures to share a specific story or feeling in each photo.

I don’t have a defined theme, but if I had to choose one, I would choose the medieval theme. I love medieval age and his historical movies with epic battles and LEGO Castle reference and minifigures are perfect for it.

Most of my photos are taken at home because I don’t have as much free time as I’d like and I have all my accessories close at hand to put on, take off, etc…
But I also really like outdoor photography.

The main equipment I use is my Canon EOS 2000d, different lamps to play with light, atmosphere aerosol and nano spray aerosol for outdoor photos, and also for indoor photos I usually use the screen of the PC for backgrounds and different floor designs.

Basically, I start the process with a general idea, but as I set up the stage, it changes depending on the environment, light, the accessories that I have at that moment, etc. Once I have everything ready, I start shooting and adapting the scene according to what the photo looks like.

The exclusive

For the exclusive photo, I chose to use the two minifigures that really sparked my interest in the LEGO world! These minifigures are absolutely amazing!

My idea was to share the feelings or emotions I felt the first time I saw them. They take me to a fantasy world far from the busy reality we live in. These two minifigures live in the woods in a natural environment, in harmony with nature, in peace with all the residents, without prejudice or appraisals…. they just live and let live.

To achieve that feeling, I decided to take an outdoor photo of the minifigures walking through the woods on a beautiful and ordinary day.

I patiently waited for the perfect lighting to enhance both figures and capture a peaceful and happy moment.

Finally, I want to thanks to Brickcentral for the opportunity to share my work with all the community.

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