Joshua Hoffine’s PICKMAN’S MASTERPIECE (7 HQ photos)

Joshua Hoffine is one of my favorite photographers -See how he made “Pickman’s Masterpiece” at his blog HERE and check out his personal website for more photos.

Also, you can find this amazing post and many others at the great Famous Monsters of Filmland.

  • IRock

    Sooooooooooo……….what was it?

    • Jak

      Judging by the other pictures, there were probably boobs.

    • xXbeermonkeyXx

      same thing that was inside the briefcase in pulp fiction. go check it out!

  • aosux

    Top hats rule!

  • eclipze


  • BeccaB86

    It's like the Pulp Fiction briefcase tease all over again, but in pictures.

    • Grifffy

      That's exactly what I was thinking! Can't stand that gimmick!

      Whats in the box?!?! Whats in the box?!?!?

  • Josh Gorter

    Chilling but awesome.

  • wztarheel

    Awesome Photographer!

  • Henrik

    It's freeking me out!

  • Wolfram

    What the fack?

    And #2 reminds me of a fucked up torture room in Amnesia: Dark Descent.

  • zombie

    holy shit that was fucking awesome

  • Nate

    You folks outta read more.

    • 123

      You had me at "outta"

  • Tomas Larence Calvillo

    Unless he painted it GTFO!

  • vernsolo

    if you want to know what it is read "Pickman's Model" by H.P. Lovecraft

    • O-H, I-Uh-Oh

      or go to wikipedia

  • mick

    Even with the lack of context, I found this post to be pretty friggin awesome

  • Dawn DuBois

    Love Hoffine, his pictures are so creepy and disturbing, but he captures your nightmares perfectly

  • drew

    I was tempted to caption this "the first unveiling of goatse" but alas I have read the actual short story.

  • equalizermax

    Not Leo's naked painting… Anything but not that!…

  • BShth


    Based off Pickman's Model, by HP Lovecraft. Original story can be viewed here

    • Grifffy

      How about giving me a spoiler? I didn't read Watership down when I saw that book in Lost and if that didn't get me reading this won't either.

      Hook a Mon Calamari up please!

      • Addam West

        "a final enormous painting of an unworldly, red-eyed and vaguely canine humanoid balefully chewing on a human victim"

        pulled from wikipedia!

        • Admiral Ackbar


          This is what I thought it was:

          I guess I wasn't far off, just mixed the feline with the canine.

      • Somebody

        Really? You're not able to read a short story? I can understand if you're busy and don't have much time, but a short story isn't that big of a bloody chore to read. Good lord.

      • ...

        The guy without the tophat is Pickman, and the guy with the tophat is a friend of his. Pickman is showing the friend paintings he made. The final painting is of a red-eyed canine-like ghoul that was "[holding] in bony claws a thing that had been a man, gnawing at the head as a child nibbles at a stick of candy."

        The friend screams after seeing the painting, and notices a piece of paper stuck to the painting by a thumbtack. Before he can unravel it to look at it, Pickman jumps after hearing something, pulls out a revolver, and tells the friend to be silent. Pickman steps out a door, closing it behind him, and fires several shots. During which, the friend takes the piece of paper from the painting and puts it in his pocket without looking at it.

        When he comes back inside, he tells the friend that it was rats that he stirred up with his scream.

        The friend at first thought that the paper that he took was a photograph used as a background image. He thought that Pickman painted the background, and then added the ghoul from his imagination. After being seen out of the house by Pickman, hours later, he finally looks at the paper. It was indeed a photograph, but not of the background, but of the ghoul. The background was the only part that Pickman imagined.

        The story is a friend telling what happened to a friend, and at the beginning he mentions how Pickman is currently missing.

        • ...

          *The story is the friend telling what happened to a friend of his

  • davisrj

    Awesome photos, but now I feel like I have been on a bad acid trip!

  • Henry Gibson

    I think these photos would be a lot more effective if it weren't for the bright green Chive background.


  • Brad

    H.P. Lovecraft rules!

  • Charles

    i think it's a pic of gaywad Tom Brady dancing at Carnivale….

  • NothingToSeeHere

    I see Nipples!

  • bbqoobs

    Lovecraft!!! No way!!! That's awesome!!! This is H.P. Lovecraft's Pickman's model. If you haven't ever read Lovecraft, you need to!!!

  • unclescrotor

    Nice take on Lovecraft.

  • Addam West

    "a final enormous painting of an unworldly, red-eyed and vaguely canine humanoid balefully chewing on a human victim"

    Pulled from wikipedia.
    That is the painting they are looking at.

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