“Wrath, Ruin and a Red Nightfall undeniably refers to the forbidding elements and the menacing aspect of Middle-earth,” says Cockshaw in the film, “but this is also offset against the idea of ‘home.’”
The collection is comprised of photography-based artwork that utilizes landscape, macro, and architectural photography gathered from extensive location scouting to depict evocative scenes and the dramatic geography of Middle-earth. This original work establishes a style that alludes to both film cinematography and painterly illustration.
Informed by J. R. R. tolkien's descriptions of landscape, renowned illustrators Alan Lee and John Howe, as well as aspects of the Peter Jackson film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and Howard Shore's epic film score, the collection focuses on Middle-earth as a living, breathing character — rooting it in the real and believable, yet suggestive of the fantastical at the heart of this grand mythology.
About the artist John Cockshaw
John Cockshaw is a painter/photographer and Tolkien enthusiast based in North Yorkshire (UK). Cockshaw studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, earning an MA in Art and Design in 2003. His paintings have been exhibited in the North of England since 2007. As an artist and fan of Tolkien, he set out to create a collection of original artwork inspired by the extensive mythology of Middle-earth as found within The Lord of the Rings and the author's wider writing.
About Oloris Publishing
Oloris Publishing is a dynamic venture that seeks to expand the vision of traditional publishing by welcoming and showcasing vibrant, new voices, and embracing various media for their expression. They believe that the publishing process should be a true collaboration, in which our authors and illustrators are very involved so that their own voices truly shine.
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