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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.

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PLEASE NOTE: This blog showcases Artwork (completed and in progress) and related exhibition news. There is NO option to purchase Art through this site at this time. Please visit from time to time as this may well change soon.

Copyright of all images belongs to John A Cockshaw


A precious kind of treachery...Monochrome series collection #3

Pertaining to the ring, its treacherous quality and the specific ties it has to Smeagol / Gollum is the focus for the latest collection of monochrome variations of existing full-colour pieces.  The bleaker and starker monochrome presentation adds a purposely chilling dimension to these photographic works.

The Finding of the ring

A secret only fire can tell

A wretched trail variation 1

A wretched trail variation 2

Cave of the precious

Forging of the ring

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