1984 – A Collaboration With Richard Guest

For the last twenty days Richard Guest has been posting installments of a great series based on & inspired by science fiction novels on his blog, “The Future Is Papier Mache. -And, if you’re one of the five people on WordPress who has never been there, you should really check his site out!

So, over the last week Richard and I decided over a few brief conversations that we would collaborate on a post for George Orwell’s classic:

I took some time and spent a couple days on this–  Reread a few chapters out of the book, watched both versions of the movie, reflected on the times that we live in [And how parts of the tale, published in 1949, seem like they’ve been used almost as a blueprint of sorts].  I tried to really get into this and capture the spirit of 1984 in two images that I sent over to Mr. Guest for his post.

Included below are two partial, cropped “sneak peeks” of those two images.  If you want to see the rest, along with Richard’s fantastic photography and his words on the subject you will have to visit his site.  The post can be found here:  http://thefutureispapiermache.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/nineteen-eighty-four-a-thoughtcrime-by-j-e-lattimer-and-richard-guest  !!!

[Original photography by J. E. Lattimer]


8 thoughts on “1984 – A Collaboration With Richard Guest

  1. “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ”
    ― George Orwell… I saw both email notifications adjacent in my In-Box, and though great collaboration 🙂

    1. Thanks, Ella Dee! I’ve been a fan of Richard’s stuff more most of 2012 [Since I first discovered his blog] so it was a real treat to collaborate with him– But then to have the post about 1984 caused me to get even more excited about it. I started off with many concepts, these were the two that actually got finished & then no one over here could decide which one was better so I sent them both! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Yes, I know what you mean– It’s rather horrifying when I think of the direction society is heading in… The similarities to 1984 and a few other books seems to be beyond a coincidence… The link for the full images is on the post or you can just go here: http://thefutureispapiermache.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/nineteen-eighty-four-a-thoughtcrime-by-j-e-lattimer-and-richard-guest/
      Thanks for stopping by, I really enjoy your art– Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks for reading and for the comment! I’ll be working on the new “progression” series for a few weeks here & then returning to more conventional short stories after that– Have a great weekend!

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