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]