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Thompson, Hunter S. (1937 - 2005)

Hunter S. Thompson is now celebrated as a cult writer of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the inventor of gonzo journalism that turned him into a counterculture legend. Gonzo journalism is based on subjective narratives mingling reality and fiction while written under the influence of drugs and alcohol - the word gonzo comes from the Irish jargon and designates the last man standing after a nightlong drinking session. In 1965, he became famous thanks to a report he decided to do about the Hells Angels that he followed on American roads or his crazy campaign to become Aspen’s sheriff. What many ignore is that Hunter S.Thompson always used to accompany his assignments with photographs - his self-portraits and depictions of Hells Angels were the most successful while he defended the art of « snapshooting »: ‘when photography gets so technical as to intimidate people, the element of simple enjoyment is bound to suffer.’ The American photographer celebrated the power of the image that perfectly suited his outrageous visual diary that ended when he decided to kill himself in 2005 after having promised himself, during his young years, to end his life when facing physical decay.
 

Tags / Hunter S.Thompson - American Photographer - Portrait - Gonzo - Exuberant - 1970s
Hunter S. Thompson, Sandy & Agar, Big Sur, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Sandy & Agar, Big Sur, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, On the Road to Tijuana, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, On the Road to Tijuana, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Fishing with Guns, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Fishing with Guns, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, in Striped Chair, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, in Striped Chair, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Group, 1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Group, 1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Typing, Big Sur, 1961
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Typing, Big Sur, 1961
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Traffic Stop, 1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Traffic Stop, 1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, In White Whale, Las Vegas, c.1970s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, In White Whale, Las Vegas, c.1970s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Walking, California, 1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Walking, California, 1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Typewriter Still Life, Big Sur, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Typewriter Still Life, Big Sur, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing Still Life, c.1970s
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing Still Life, c.1970s
Hunter S. Thompson, Agar's Silhouette, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Agar's Silhouette, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Tijuana Street, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Tijuana Street, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Plumas County Fair, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Plumas County Fair, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Nixon Mask, c.1970s
Hunter S. Thompson, Nixon Mask, c.1970s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Big Sur on Motorcycle, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Big Sur on Motorcycle, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Still Life, Royal Biscayne, Florida, c.1970s
Hunter S. Thompson, Still Life, Royal Biscayne, Florida, c.1970s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, with Grill, Big Sur (HST41), c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, with Grill, Big Sur (HST41), c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Orange Hat Drinking, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Orange Hat Drinking, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Sonny and Girl with Pipe, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Sonny and Girl with Pipe, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Orange Hat and Girl, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Orange Hat and Girl, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, J. Edgar Hoover Shotgun, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, J. Edgar Hoover Shotgun, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Wheelie, California, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Wheelie, California, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Juan and J. Edgar Hoover, Woody Creek, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Juan and J. Edgar Hoover, Woody Creek, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Start Up, California, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Start Up, California, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Puerto Rico, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Puerto Rico, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Riding, California, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Riding, California, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, with Bulletin Board, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, with Bulletin Board, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Kissing Guys, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels, Kissing Guys, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Silhouette Smoking, c. 1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Silhouette Smoking, c. 1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Sandy Walking with Agar, c. 1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Sandy Walking with Agar, c. 1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Louisville, c.1950s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Louisville, c.1950s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hunter with Marlin, c.1980s
Hunter S. Thompson, Hunter with Marlin, c.1980s
Hunter S. Thompson, Wild Boar, Big Sur, California, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Wild Boar, Big Sur, California, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Doll Head with Knife, Woody Creek, Colorado, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Doll Head with Knife, Woody Creek, Colorado, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Wrestling Match, Louisville, Kentucky, c.1950s
Hunter S. Thompson, Wrestling Match, Louisville, Kentucky, c.1950s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Passed Out, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, Passed Out, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, After Beating by Hell's Angels, c.1960s
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, After Beating by Hell's Angels, c.1960s
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