Tuesday, April 5, 2011

H.P. Lovecraft's "Pickman's Model" retold in a stunning photo series

Artist Joshua Hoffine has retold a portion of H.P. Lovecraft's story "Pickman's Model" in a series of absolutely gorgeous photos that will appear in an upcoming issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland. I have exactly no idea how he makes these look as crazy awesome as he does, but I'm hoping he sells prints some day real soon so I can redecorate my blogging HQ in R'Lyeh with them.

Here are some details from Hoffine's blog:
With limited time and budget, I chose to focus on the moment in the story when Pickman brings Thurber, the narrator, into his underground studio to show him his Masterpiece – his greatest and worst work – the one that can never be shown in public.

Instead of creating one heroic image, I wanted to create a sequence of images as if they were shots from a scene in an old Hammer movie.
Just...wow. Joshua, I hope Great Cthulhu devours you last when he awakens from his sunken tomb. You've earned it.  There are a bunch more photos on Hoffine's site so head over there and start ogling them.

Also, you can read "Pickman's Model" online for free at Dagonbytes.


  1. just...awesome!
    wish to have money to pay joshua to do the hole thing :D

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