Let It Be

Admittely, I’m not a fan of the 1994 movie, Forrest Gump, for too many reasons to list here. One flaw I can list, though, is because the message it tries to convey – life is about the journey, not the destination – has found itself lost in translation over the years; even the original book’s author warned readers, “Don’t never let nobody make a movie of your life’s story,” on the first page of his sequel novel, Gump & Co.

So, my second Visual Assignment for the week just had to be inspired by this piece of historical fiction, as we had to insert ourselves into a historical picture. Since one scene in the movie involves the titular idiot savant, played by Tom Hanks, inspiring John Lennon to write his signature solo song, “Imagine,” during a talk show appearance, I decided to turn the clock back a bit further, and put my face on a color photo of the band that first gave Mr. Lennon the global acclaim he has to this day: the Beatles.

"The Fab Five"

This was as straightforward a task as you can find, as after finding an available picture of John, Paul, George and Ringo on Bing Images, I cropped part of the self-portrait I’ve used since the start of this class onto the photo using Photoshop, uploading the finished product onto Flickr once all was said and done.

September 27th, 2015 by
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