Hunter S. Thompson’s 1962 Pitch to Pop Photo on the Virtues of American Photography

The counterculture journalist and apparently earnest photo enthusiast wanted to contribute an article on "snapshooting"

Hunter Thompson
Hunter Thompson

One of the lesser-known facts about the life author Hunter S. Thompson—now a mythical, nearly cartoonish figure—is his longstanding relationship with the camera. Throughout his early travels and magazine assignments, Thompson would have a medium format twin-lens Yashica-Mat in tow, often “just for the hell of it,” and often to illustrate his own articles.