Friday, December 19, 2008

Psychedelic Photos!

Psychedelic Photos by Hunter Burgan
Finally, as promised, I present to you the Psychedelic Photo blog. Some of you (the less patient folks) have been awake for consecutive days, tearing your hair out, waiting for this blog. Those of you (like me) who have hair that is too short to tug at have been growing beards in feverish anticipation. Those of you who have shorn heads and no natural ability to grow facial hair have been allowing your eyes to naturally bleed transparent blood that I like to call "tears", maddened by the maddening madness that is expectation. Now it's time to pick up your hair, shave your faces, grab a kleenex, take a bunch of drugs* and get psychedelic!

The photo album above (go ahead, click on it) is a collection of photos taken by my psychedelic iPhone between May 1968 and December 2008. Back in May, my phone decided that some of the photos I take will randomly be psychedelic. I couldn't agrue because that is not a word. Some of these photos appear to be taken in the Matrix, whereas some of them appear to be taken just after an apocalyptic H-bomb detonation. Some of these picture might give you a strange and pleasant sensation in your spine, while others might give you life long nightmares that haunt your waking dreams.

I'll leave you with this food for thought whilst you peruse my psychedelic photos. As one of the forefathers of psychedelia, author Aldous Huxley, may or may not have said,
"And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing ... a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods."


*Drug use is not condoned nor advised by the author, Hunter Burgan. Furthermore, drug use will not be necessary to understand or appreciate the beauty or meaning of the photos showcased in this blog. The author, Hunter Burgan, does not use drugs, but rather, prefers the use of hugs to achieve a similar (yet safer and more predictable) "high" when viewing his psychedelic photos.

42 comments:

Rushton79 said...

That picture is nice. It looks like one of those glass things with colored sand in it; and they always sit on a desk or shelf in some big office of some person who thinks they are important.
Still cool though. That and I like the words that lead into your thoughts.
Rock on
God bless
Sincerely,
Jessica

Devotional Julie said...

haha
seriously, you own the best blog ever Hunter
keep the good work

Rushton79 said...

Okay I clicked on it; and I looked at them. They all still look like one of those colored sand things. I do not do drugs... Anyway have a nice day.
God bless
Sincerely,
Jessica
fat and raw is like a chicken uncooked. Kind of like a big pink naked frog... lol jk

camilla said...

You're pretty much awesome. Then again, what else is new! :)

Ines Proxima said...

Hah, these pictures are so... psychedelic.

~Sweet Caroline~ said...

Lolz you're crazy but we love ya
*huggles*

ciel said...

Those colours aim to blind, no?

Cecilia said...

I'm very glad you prefer hugs to drugs. Do you also put bros before hoes?

Straight To Hell said...

Thanks Hunter, now I permanently see things in psychedelic colors.

It's all good though.

It's like that episode of the Simpsons when Homer starts hanging with those hippies and accidently messes up their factory of drinks.

Then the whole town starts seeings things in psychedelic's.

Know what i'm talking about?

YazFace said...

Hugs, not drugs! I wish my phone took cool pictures. It just takes crappy don't-move-an-inch-or-this-whole-thing-will-suck pictures.

I prefer saying tissue.

The Con said...

lol. I think I'm going to go out and do this, too.

Rushton79 said...

I have to comment on that one comment.

LAME @ BROS BEFORE HOES.

Who says that anyway; some stupid scene boy who thinks he has a hoe; when in reality all he has is; his right hand and his friends. ew

cilliii said...

ô_O
The psychedelic clown scarred me.
Good to hear that you like hugs more than drugs. :)
Love psychedelic stalker (feat psychedelic Jemaine Clement). :D
<333

Ashleigh said...

I'm not too big on hugs either, to be honest. Unless they involve a cat. If they involve a cat then they're fine.

I must confess, I had quite the giggle at the Crystal Pepsi. I would be absolutely terrified if people suddenly had that for blood. Permanent diabetes from all that sugar!

Áine Caitríona said...

I'm glad to know that there's a technical name for this clear eye blood that starts flowing everytime I hear that song that U2 sings about buffalo and Jesus.

XxAFIxMCRxX said...

those pictures are amazing!!
and yeah, hugs are WAY better than drugs!!

JoeMama said...

Wow. My iPhone doesn't do that. I'm not sure if I'm jealous or glad.

ThisSideUp said...

Is it just me, or does Psychedelic Brook remind you of Psychedelic Jesus? Maybe it's the beard... (Did he grow it in feverish anticipation of this blog?)

MJ said...

Hugs instead of drugs! True that!

sam_whinston@yahoo.com said...

Lol hey hunter will ya check out my blogg? Its got funny jokes and videos and syaings and stuff, there will be more and even funnier stuff!!
BTW that was so awsome, but so are you!

kris said...

Psychedelic Nightmares is so tight!
does the psychedelic-ness just go away after one psychedelic picture?
because i feel like that would be really annoying if it just stayed like that for days at a time.
but its tight, i'm jealous of your iphone. I just settled for an ipod touch and a shitty verizon phone.

by the way, the AFI Begin Transmission thing is awesome!
I considered trying to make a video but i can't sing worth shit so that would just be a waste of you and i's time...
I hope you find some good ones :]

marlo mazing said...

Aldous Huxley > George Orwell

angelic_cries said...

Hahaha. It looks like you might've dropped it in water or something. XD

How's the IPhone working for you, otherwise?

<3

leongyiting said...

"FAT N RAW" made me burst out laughing for some reason.

kirstin said...

like wow man. love it! <3
hugs,
kirstin

Cherol said...

Fun photos!
I couldn't find Jemaine in that photo...

Cherol said...

Hah, also I think you should put up a "may induce seizure" warning for some of those.

Andrea Alonzo said...

jeje they are so..psychedelic how you do it!!
amazing!

lezah said...

I want that Psychedelic Psaghetti. Hugs FTW!

Arie said...

The psychadelic clown pic is scary. In a nightmarish sort of way. The others are way cool.

Cold In Life's Throes said...

Thank you.

Cold In Life's Throes said...

Thank you.

Stix said...

All those pictures are hell weird.
I like the Amp one a lot though.

Wtf, phone?

sarah jane said...

sweet pictures, hunter.
you are an artist.
my personal favourite is the "psychedelic road trip" one.
bravo.
x.

Karlye said...

Those pictures are amazing, Hunter! I enjoyed psychedelic Road Trip and psychedelic Knee Injury the most.

I'm always down for hugs, not drugs. :)

By the way, this is probably one of the best blog posts ever.

RosesAreBlue said...

O.O
You look like you've been attacked by some sort of flesh-eating bacteria. And somehow, you still look awesome! XD


...Really, I meant it as a compliment. Honest.

Christa said...

Those are some pretty sweet photos. That is possibly the most impressive beard I have ever seen and I have seen many of them. :)
you should check out picnik. you can do sweet things with photos on there.

Buzz Royale said...

love the pics...

wish I had such a super cool iPhone thinggy

Midnight Angel said...
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Midnight Angel said...

Hunter,Hunter,Hunter,Hunter,Hunter,Hunter,Hunter!!!

Amarantos Everlasting said...

NOBODY MAKES ME LAUGH LIKE YOU DO.
I LOVE YOU.

Raven Winged Angel said...

I must use my bands special word for these pictures:
F***ing + Awesome = Fawsome