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Welcome to the blog and this collection of original artwork inspired by The Lord of the Rings and J.R.R Tolkien's wider mythology of Middle-earth. Aside from the influence of the source writing of Tolkien influence is also drawn from Director Peter Jackson's film trilogy (2001-2003) and the highly regarded Tolkien illustrators Alan Lee and John Howe. The magnificent musical score written for the film trilogy by Howard Shore also holds a significant influence upon the atmospheric and evocative quality of the works in this collection. From Mordor to the Misty Mountains combines landscape, miniature-scale and composite photography to depict locations, dramatic scenes and characters from the enduringly popular stories.

Contact: johncockshaw@gmail.com

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Copyright of all images belongs to John A Cockshaw


Towards a deathly path...

Darkest door of the mountain

Within the Darkest door

Source photographic elements: miniature-scale elements taken at Fraisthorpe Beach, East Yorkshire

Do not enter through that door
Nor peer down those passages
To the grim grey half light within
For something deeply down dwells
In the darkest place
A deathly doom
Is all that awaits

“The horses would not pass the threatening stone, until the riders dismounted and led them about.  And so they came at last deep into the glen; and there stood a sheer wall of rock, and in the wall the Dark Door gaped before them like the mouth of night.  Signs and figures were carved above its wide arch too dim to read, and fear flowed from it like a grey vapour.”

The Return of the King Chapter II The passing of the grey company p.786
The Lord of the Rings Book V (J.R.R Tolkien)

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