The Handmaid’s Tale

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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.

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Thank you, Scott!!
Now, to read the novel.
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Visit Scott’s work at scottdavidgordon.com 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.
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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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