Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Humanizing a Non-Human

You may or may not have noticed, I didn't participate in the blog circle last month.  I confess, potty training the twins got the better of me.  That was an adventure.  I promise a post about it sometime soon.

In the mean time, this month's blog circle theme is Humanizing a Non-Human.  (And before I forget, go check out Davina's blog.  She's incredible!!!)

Maybe I should have bowed out another month.  This one was hard for me.  When I heard the theme, the only thing I could think about was the Ikea lamp commercial.  And let me tell you, y'all came very close to seeing a bunch of mopey-lamp pictures.

I ended up going another route though, and came up with this:


I was going for a kind of creepy, monster under the bed/fear theme.  Then I realized that's not really humanizing a non-human.  It's kind of monsterising a non-human.  But fear is a human emotion right?  Does that count?  And it kind of elicits fear...maybe...  Bart says it just looks like Elmo standing in light.  He says it's scarier in black and white.

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What do you think?

I took this one next:
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I don't know, I think it may be more of a social-commentary-on-children's-consumption-of-digital-media picture than a humanizing a non-human picture.

And then I took this one:
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Nailed it.


Maggie said...

I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE your pepper face! But I also like how you have posed Elmo.

Cat said...

I loved these images and it looks like you had so much fun with this challenge. I think your image of Elmo watching the computer screen is very interesting indeed.

Bianca Klein said...

My kids loved your Elmo photos, and I loved the veggie face. Great colors and lighting in all!

Melinda said...

Great job! Wonderful idea on the last one- now why didn't I think of that?!? See you next month!

Jen B. said...

Love the peppers. So creative!

Misty said...

HaHaHa, you're funny. Your veggie face is perfect! Elmo is pretty great too.

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Jen R said...

These are wonderful! I'm thinking a 30 days in the life of Elmo project should be on your to do list. Great job this month.