Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hoffine's "Pickman’s Masterpiece"

I'm always happy to see Joshua Hoffine's work! And this shooting is a real treat!

Why? Because, for the first time I think, he shows us a story-line! Fantastic! It all reminds me of a comic book. Also thanks to Damian Blake (a talented performer and professional Charlie Chaplin impersonator), who plays the main character in this shooting.

More about the shoot:
This sequence of images is based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft called PICKMAN’S MODEL. This story was originally published in 1927 in Weird Tales.
I was attracted to this project because of the character of Pickman – who in Lovecraft’s mythology is a brilliant but marginalized artist notorious for his horrifying artwork. Due to the graphic and disturbing nature of his work, his membership to the Boston Arts Club is revoked and he is shunned by his fellow artists.
Yes, because of Joshua Hoffine, I believe in the attraction of horror, of the grotesque! From: JoshuaHoffine Blog

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