Monday, March 8, 2010

Norman Rockwell Moment

Los Angeles, CA -- Norman Rockwell had a knack for drawing attention to human idiosyncrasies. Norman drew national appeal mainly because he illustrated in his paintings what many of us see in the typical American child and adult. He took a smirk, a gesture or an event and recreated it in a more endearing, animated style.

Mr. Rockwell paid particular attention to the Boy Scouts of America and was able to capture the true assents of scouting with his works in Boys' Life Magazine as well as illustrations in more than 40 books including Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.

This photo is not even close to Rockwell excellence, but the subject could very well inspire Norm to produce a winner for 2010. All that's needed is a frog, a willow stick fishin' pole and a slingshot hanging out of a pocket.

11 comments:

gogouci said...

Definitely a Rockwell moment. This image has great personality.

Rick said...

Great candid shot - all three of them look like they've done something that didn't sit right with their mothers and are expecting the worst, each with their unique expression.

Brenda's Arizona said...

I agree, definitely Rockwell.
I couldn't help but look at the kid in the middle and think "RUSSELL!" from the movie 'Up".

Tash said...

Oh my gosh! Totally a Norman Rockwell moment. Fabulous.
Are you planning that book with your photos of kids around LA...I know of at least 10 for it already.

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

Illustrative--it could go with a poem.

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Michael Coppess said...

Can't help but smile at that one!

Creador: Santiago Flores said...

Sensacional imagen...Felicidades!!! Grandes expresiones!

lorrimills said...

Missing your photos.

JT said...

Lorri, It's been a tough few weeks. Although I continue to take photos, none (I think) fit the description of "LA." I also did a photo shoot for someone but I don't have permission as of yet to use any of them. Now that it's spring and we have an extra hour here in Los Angeles, California, I will have more time after work to make images.

Monsterfred said...

Excellent ! Looks like a movie scene.