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Julius von Brunk
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This is the official deviantART page of Baron Julius von Brunk, an eccentric multimedia artist in New York City! Baron von Brunk is widely known as a master LEGO craftsman whose work has been published in multiple video game magazines, tech blogs, and has been showcased at an exhibit at Nintendo World Store's flagship location in New York.

Julius is currently employed as a professional graphic designer for a sports promotion company in Long Island, and does freelance graphics for consumer electronics. Aside from being an overall quirky action figure aficionado and mutton chop extraordinaire, Julius is also a freelance burlesque promoter who aims to please the nerd girls of the scene! Join Baron von Brunk in all of his creative endeavors – from custom LEGO brick models to illustrations, paintings, and even promotional material for upcoming NYC events!

Alright, 3rd-person spiel aside. . .

I also own a minifridge. I'm a tall, reclusive, curly-haired, bearded, pale-skinned, mixed-ethnic, bespectacled Libertarian with a foul mouth, a hunger for Asian food and energy drinks, and a lust for short-haired girls with tattoos.

Check out my bizarre and amusing website full of LEGO bricks, art, designs, and sideburns:

Current Residence: Koreatown, Flushing, Queens, NY, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXXXXXXXXXXXL
Print preference: Gutenberg
Favourite genre of music: Classic rock and heavy metal
Favourite photographer: Hubble Space Telescope
Favourite style of art: LEGO dioramas
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: My 120 GB iPod filled with heavy rock
Shell of choice: The location on Kennedy Blvd.; they pump your gas for you!
Wallpaper of choice: The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!
Skin of choice: Nudity
Favourite cartoon character: A tie between Dick Dastardly or Krusty the Clown
Personal Quote: "Some people wanted champagne & caviar when they should've had beer and hot dogs." -Dwight D. Eisenhower


Na na na na na na na na Batband! by VonBrunk
Na na na na na na na na Batband!
“No one knows what it’s like to be the Batman, to be the sad man, behind blue eyes.”

An outdoor shoot in a coastal park in Long Island City, taken late at night. Although the actual shot itself was rather easy and straightforward, the preparation was indescribably frustrating — simply because the park was populated with obnoxious people. I wanted to get a good shot with both the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building framed in the background, but the only spots where I could take an unobstructed photo had too many people wandering around and getting in my way. Some areas had spots where I could get the necessary shot, but had obstructed views (due to trees), or the street lights were orange rather than white. I must have paced around back and forth for an hour or so, hoping people would finally leave. I’m guessing because it was a warm summer night, everyone found the need to stay out after midnight and play videos off their smartphone in a park.

Around 1 AM, I found a good spot on top of a steel trashcan in front of the giant neon Pepsi sign. The first set of photos were taken while the sign was still lit, hence there was a red glow on the minifigures. Since the exposure time was slow (5-6 seconds), I’d dangle my cell phone above the scene with the flashlight app in order to properly diffuse the lighting — as a result, the colors are less distorted, while the background railing is still tinted red.

I also ran into issues with the wind blowing around the figures during the long exposure, namely due to a low-flying helicopter that was circling the area.

This photo was shot in raw, and edited in Lightroom to adjust the colors and clarity.

I am Unvincible! by VonBrunk
I am Unvincible!
Self-portrait with one of my blinking LEGO Super Mario Invincibility Starmen, shot in raw and edited in Lightroom. I can assure you I'm not wearing eyeliner: I just have unusually long eyelashes for a guy.
Head Wound by VonBrunk
Head Wound

Hey! What what what is that thing on on on on on my leg!? Hey, hey. . . I, I I’m bleedin’! Ow, my head, ughhh. What’s that–what’s that thing on my leg!? It’s a. . . Piece of my head, ughhh.

Shirtless self-portrait shenanigans with hard lighting, high contrast, and gluing LEGO pieces to my face.

Run For it, Marty! by VonBrunk
Run For it, Marty!
An outdoor shot I've been meaning to do for a while using the official LEGO Back to the Future set and some Civil War minifigures. The Union solders are mainly made from the Cavalry soldiers in the Lone Ranger sets, slightly adjusted for historical accuracy. The Confederates are photographed advancing from the rear, as their torsos are just miscellaneous dark bodies -- as there aren't any official LEGO torsos that have grey military uniforms. The kepis, however, fortunately are available in both blue and grey. I wanted to have more Union solders advancing, but unfortunately those Cavalry torsos were kind of expensive. I shot this photo on a hill along a staircase in a small park in Great Neck, NY.
1-Up by VonBrunk
I fell off a cliff and died, but it’s okay — I’ve got another guy.

Black fabric backdrop with a bunch of random Christmas lights and an f/1.8 aperture for that spherical bokeh effect. To the left is a white light softbox, and to the right is a hard green spotlight. In the hand is one of my electronic LEGO Super Mario Bros. mushrooms.
  • Mood: Horny
  • Listening to: Motörhead
  • Reading: This blog for typos
  • Watching: Same as above, you big dummy.
  • Playing: I thought we covered this one already?
  • Eating: Burritos
  • Drinking: Monster Energy
"Baron von Brunk's Batmobile Brick Build-a-Thon Bonanza!"… - Facebook event page

Next Saturday in Times Square, the folks at Ripley's Believe it or Not have commissioned me to do a jolly good performance art event to kick off the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises — I shall be assembling a giant 5-foot Batmobile sculpture entirely from over 12,000 LEGO pieces, from start to finish — hopefully under 24 hours!

If you're in the New York City area, mosey on down to Ripley's on July 21st and watch me make history! Bring me a pizza and some cans of Monster.

… Baturally, you'd agree.

- Baron von Brunk

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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Krocken Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Happy Birthday :cake:
PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Student Artist
:3 Happy birthday!!
Andrew1937 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday Fun cake 
sallen623 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Julius!
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hello! Happy birthday! :la:
Flashshadow Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, Baron! :party: :iconfuncakeplz: :party: 
PirateGrrrl Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch!

Herbert Lake by PirateGrrrl  
thesoulfulartist Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! Your gallery is incredible!
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