The Handmaid’s Tale


For the first time in a while, I was genuinely shaken from watching a tv show or film. The Handmade’s Tale television series made my stomach cold … “Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, this series is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate. In a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude. (Google) Scary stuff. 

Since I hammer-watched the series last April, I’ve been excited to dress as the character “Janine” for Halloween. I mean … what’s more terrifying?

Yesterday evening, I asked photographer (and my awesome studio-mate) Scott David Gordon if he would snap a few quick photos of my costume in the parking lot of our studio. As usual, he went above and beyond and nailed it.










Thank you, Scott!!
Now, to read the novel.
Visit Scott’s work at or catch his awesome new podcast “Austin Art Talk” where he interviews Austin artists, gallery owners and curators —> for those who create and love art.
Photography :  Scott David Gordon
Creative Direction & Costume Construction : Emily Galusha

All photos ©Scott David Gordon. For usage please contact me directly. Thanks!


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