Like all cool people, I am waaaaay into the Cthulhu mythos stories by H.P. Lovecraft (and others that came after, such as August Derleth). I saw that there was an Etsy shop that makes several types of cast resin Cthulhu idol (and other cryptozoological stuff) figures, and couldn’t pass up picking up a few when they were on sale. These are very nice Cthulhu idols/totems and are hand cast and hand finished/painted.
Decided to do a fun photo or two of my new acquisitions. Shot with Sony A7III and Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8. Shot at f/4, 1/120, ISO 320, Exp Comp -2.3, and the lens was at 43mm. Check out more photos shot with Tamron lenses.
If you’d like to read more about H.P. Lovecraft’s world of Cthulu and related stories, check out the hundreds of books available at Amazon. A great thing about Lovecraft’s writing (aside from the fact that most of it is pretty good) is that his works were published prior to modern copyright laws, and almost all of his writing is free to use (public domain) for whatever you might want to do with it.
Background on Cthulhu Mythos
According to Wikipedia: “The Cthulhu Mythos is a shared fictional universe, originating in the works of American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. The term was coined by August Derleth, a contemporary correspondent and protégé of Lovecraft, to identify the settings, tropes, and lore that were employed by Lovecraft and his literary successors. The name Cthulhu derives from the central creature in Lovecraft’s seminal short story “The Call of Cthulhu”, first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928.”
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