A perfect snow day cliché: sitting by the fireplace with a nice cup of cocoa. Maybe a whiskey. Pajamas all day. Quality family time. Hygge AF. For artist and photographer John Pilson, however, being homebound during the northeast "bomb cyclone" storm meant a different kind of cabin fever. Pilson began finding hilarious and terrifyingly spot-on similarities between stills from The Shining and photos from Donald Trump's life and first year in office and created quick and dirty low-res mashups of them, which he's been posting on Instagram.
"These resemblances snowballed during a fit of snow day/cabin CNN fever," says Pilson. "My son and I had actually just watched John Carpenter’s The Thing, which is probably even MORE of a trenchant snowbound political allegory, but The Shining is the gift that keeps giving. I don’t know what to say about Instagram but it’s a good place for a bad case of pattern recognition.”
Below are a few of our favorites. Follow John Pilson on Instagram to see more.