Losing one’s sight has got to be one of the most terrifying propositions there are, and when a life’s dream is just beginning with the study of medicine the situation is even more frustrating and hopeless… unless you’re George Redhawk. During George’s medical learning his vision began to go in a eerie way, not simply going to black but rather with images blending together into a surreal alternate reality. Today George is legally blind, but he is nowhere near finished with his impact on the world. Through experimentation with photo software and a clear view of the alternate reality being generated by his brain, Redhawk devised a way to share his version of reality with the world. His haunting images, constantly in motion and combining normally unassociated elements, depict a vision that is beautiful and impactful.
Recently Redhawk has lent his talents to the promotion of upcoming 20th Century Fox film Morgan, about a woman with incredible powers and the attempts by others to control her. Apropos, as Redhawk’s struggle to control the technology needed to create a depiction of how he sees the world with his altered sight mirrors the attempts to control the “possibly synthetic” woman Morgan and her extraordinary powers.
George Redhawk describes his work as a depiction of what the world looks like through his impaired vision, using special image software to create the effect.
The constant motion would be disorienting for anyone, and having to create the effect of how Redhawk sees the world while being legally blind himself is a constant exercise in control and focus.
Redhawk’s work is particularly appropriate for the 20th Century Fox film Morgan because she too struggles for control in a world that is unlike herself, and with powers that make her a threat to those around her.
Morgan will be in theaters September 2, 2016.