Visions of L. Ron
Photos By Matthew Frost
Artwork By Rick Altergott
Stylist: Annette Lamothe-Ramos
Photo Assistant: Bobby Doherty; Hair: Ashley Nicole Grobmeier; Makeup: Erin Green
Models: Casie C. at Wilhelmina, Hannah Davis at IMG, Alex Glenday at Next, and Zhanna at Mc2
Photocollage and retouching by Daniel Hong; Special thanks to Fast Ashleys Studios
To be clear (and because our lawyers insisted on crystal clarity): The following fashion spread is based on reinterpretations of covers of six of our favourite L. Ron Hubbard story compilations, all of which were appropriated from classic science fiction pulps in which the stories first appeared.
In honour of the release of Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, The Master, VICE will be cherry-picking articles from our vault of the peculiar and grotesque that have to do with strange sects and cults. Keep checking VICE.com throughout the week as we roll out more religious weirdness.
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I went to Watford looking for the truth and left only with nonsense.
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An Interview with a Gay, Russian Neo-Nazi
Hitler and homosexuality, together at last.
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A mind-melting journey through the silicon valley of weed.