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Hunter S. Thompson (1937 - 2005)

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Nyarlathotep-Kisses's avatar
I have a HUGE crush on Hunter S. Thompson. Even though I don't think I knew he existed until after he died. He was sooooo beautiful!!! I think he and I shared eye colors. 💕 RIP my beautiful Prince Charming!

By the way...I was listening to an audiobook of one of HST's books (I can’t remember which) the night before my dad died of a heart attack.
alexcherrypicks's avatar
Thank you for sharing. Hunter was a big part of my growth as a human and remains one of the most stylish writers that ever lived, so much that I almost forgot how funny he is too. RIP.
Nyarlathotep-Kisses's avatar
(I can’t believe I wrote that mushy gushy comment. 😅)
dallas4207's avatar
Steadman would b proud love it
horizonred's avatar
Wow, I missed this awesome peice somehow. You've captured Raoul Duke really well.
TheMinistryOfDesigns's avatar
Great work, i love the street Art feel in it!!!!

"Myths and legends die hard. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final." - HST
Dark--Marc's avatar
Just when I thought I couldn't love your stuff anymore, I find this.
xxmorri's avatar
somehow remind me of russel crowe in "American Gangster" great job
Kawennotakie's avatar
"We can't stop here......this is bat country"
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FemmeFatale77's avatar
i love Hunter. may his wickedness live on in this dumb, shallow modern society.
servile-sinner's avatar
This is absolutely amazing. Good job, man.
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dusttyler30's avatar
this isn't art. this is a photo of Hunter S. Thompson that you didn't take, and you just overlaid an other image and applied some filters. It's not original or creative. This is an insult to everything that Thompson stood for.
Pulsera's avatar
Why don't you go ahead and try making something like this?
dusttyler30's avatar
I believe you are missing the point of my argument. I have no qualms about digitally enhancing photographs that you have taken. It's that he didn't take the picture himself. My ability with photoshop is irrelevant.
Pulsera's avatar
Taking the picture himself would change nothing. Its the skills involved with producing the final product that matter.
dusttyler30's avatar
hold on. take a step back and think about what you just said. let me set up a little scenario for you: you are a photographer, and you are a member of this site. one day your surfing through deviations and all of a sudden, you see one of your pictures, one of the pictures that you've taken and that you've spent time on and it's right there in front of you, being edited and messed with by someone who isn't you. now, does that seem fair? no, i don't think so. so yes, it does matter if you took the picture or not.
I consider the style to be akin to remixing a song. Yes, the original work was created by someone else, but another artist can add their own input to make something different, to make it more relevant to the current generation, or (dare I say it) make it even better than the original piece. That is what is going on here in this pic, and I think you should relax a bit. This is deviant art, not some art exhibit at MOMA.
dusttyler30's avatar
yes, i do apologize for the.. ahm.. rather offensive comments that i have posted. i was in a bit of a bad mood. However, i do stand by my point. Personally, i am bias against digital art even if it looks amazing, and i don't think i can get past that.
dusttyler30's avatar
No I'm not mad i just think that the entire essence of Gonzo journalism is no censorship, and originality and i think getting a picture off of the internet, applying filters and adding bats isn't art.
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