Image and emotion

How much emotion can an image convey??

Kermit's image for the cover of Life Magazine in 1990 on the death of Jim Henson. By Joe McNally.

Kermit’s image for the cover of Life Magazine in 1990 on the death of Jim Henson. By Joe McNally.

A bit of background on the story 🙂

Sometimes a story just comes to you, that was the case last week. Early in the week, I was watching TV with my kids and there was a cartoon called Jim Henson’s Doozers, about the hard working creatures of Fraggle Rock. I’m reading “The Moment it Clicks” from Joe McNally and about half way through the week I’ve got to the picture he took for Life Magazine in 1990 on the death of Jim Henson (the one above). Finally, on the weekend, my wife set up a movie section for the kids with … guess what? … the “new” (2011) Muppets movie.

Jim Henson references three times in the same week. Reading a bit about him you find out that he basically created everything we’ve watched on puppets. Sesame Street (I learn how to count and read with them), Muppets, Fraggle Rock … all the puppets we know (at least my generation)!! A real genius of the art. Surely inspired and inspires kids all over the world (Sesame Street is still be produced in Germany, at least).

It’s amazing, as McNally comments in his book, how you can really feel the sadness of Kermit in the picture he took for Life Magazine. Two inanimate “creatures” (puppet and chair) and the correct lighting and you have the proper mood for the event. It really touches you when you look at it.

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About Cris Da Rocha

Astrophysicist, DB manager, cyclist, musician and, why not, "photographer to be". Back to enjoy photography after many years ... it's cool. Might share something nice and get something new.
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