The New York Review of Science Fiction has published a Web and English-language version of “A photographic exploration of the world of H. P. Lovecraft”, by Lomig Perrotin. The series was displayed in November 2012 at Galerie 154: at 154 rue Oberkampf, 75011, Paris.
“There is resistance, opposition, even rebellion in the author’s inability to testify about the cosmic horrors that seem to watch humanity from beyond. To convey this resistance, I needed to explore the limits of the photographic medium. So I used cliché-verre, a technique of etching photographic material to create a mixed negative, blending the realistic aspect of photography with the graphic effects of drawing. Neither photographs alone nor illustration could reproduce this particular blend of horror and oneirism that characterizes the work of the master of Providence.”
Looks great, even on a digital screen. They must look very fine when printed matt at perhaps 8″ x 8″ and placed in glass-less frames. ‘Photography meets woodcuts, via rough etchings’ seems a very fitting style for illustrating Lovecraft. And I’m pleased to hear a few of the series will be hopping across the pond to showing up at NecronomiCon 2013…
“Mr. Perrotin’s work will be presented at the Providence Art Club from August 13 to September 6 as part of NecronomiCon in Providence, RI. Mr. Perrotin will also be attending the convention in person in late August.”