A tour of the wacky home of psychedelic writer Hunter S. Thompson, author of ‘Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas’

By Natalia Kesselman via El Planteo.

You probably already know the author and journalist Hunter S Thompson for writing the book that gave birth to the film co-directed by Monty PythonTerry Gilliam, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

In it, a journalist (clearly based on Thompson himself, played by Johnny Depp) and his cronies embark on a wild drug adventure. Many people regard the film as the best representation of multiple psychoactive experiences.

Owl Farm: House of Hunter S Thompson

The former assistant to the gonzo journalist, Chloe sellswill be publish on February 22, 2022, a book of photographs in which she visits and documents Thompson’s home and possessions, Dazed & Confused reported. He will be called DAMN HOT! and published by Gost Books.

The book is more than visually stunning, it tells personal anecdotes. Working closely with Thompson, the photographer got to know the author in depth. The good things, and the bad things.

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Sells told Dazed: “Hunter had a generous spirit and a kind heart. Although he was narcissistic, he was interested in others. I enjoyed the moment when there were only two of us. He was always funny, crazy and wild. I definitely had intimate moments, just sitting and listening to it.

These moments include when Thompson warned her (although she didn’t realize until later) that he was planning to kill himself. According to Sells, Thompson said he had already lived a long time and had already “faced his death.” She respects his decision.

After his death, Editions Taschen planned to publish a book of photographs of Thompson and gave Sells permission to photograph owl farm (journalist’s home). However, these negatives remained archived until a few years ago Sells decided to pull them out of the closet and start organizing them.

Soon the book will be released. Decorations of swirling psychedelic patterns applied with Suminagashi (or floating ink, a Japanese paper marbling technique) truly channel Hunter’s spirit. S Thompson throughout the book.

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