If you wanted to create the climactic scene from H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” as a still image, you could draw it. Or you could paint it. Or, if you’re dark photographer Joshua Hoffine, you think bigger!
Joshua has teamed with frequent collaborator and Chicago-based makeup FX artist J. Anthony Kosar to physically create the scene in question, fish-men and all, using practical makeup and effects, and it’s even going to feature none other than horror fan favorite Doug Jones as the protagonist. Then he’s going to photograph it!
As you might imagine, such an endeavor comes with a hefty price tag, and that’s where you come in – backing this project comes with a list of great rewards, not the least of which is (at the $50 level) an 8.5″ x 11″ print of the final image (larger versions will be available). So by backing the project, you’re also just pre-ordering the print!
This is a ghoulishly fun Chicago-based horror project that NEEDS to happen. To see the pitch video and get the full details visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshuahoffine/innsmouth-a-joshua-hoffine-photograph