The Ghosts and Strangers of J.K. Potter

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Artist J.K. Potter has been working his magic in the world of the dark and surreal for over 20 years. He was creating Steampunk imagery long before the current craze. Nobody designs a haunted building or ghostly apparitions quite like he does.

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Here is a gallery of his strange imaginings.

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Unpublished personal work - makes me think a bit of the homes and buildings damaged from Katrina. Potter is originally from New Orleans so much of his work is inspired by this great city.

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Unpublished personal work - not your usual beastie

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from The Adventures of the Chalk Cliffs by James Blaylock - published by Subterranean Press.

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Unpublished personal work - more rooms with a water-damaged feel.

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Unpublished personal work - Could be Ron Perlman...perhaps.

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from The Adventures of the Chalk Cliffs by James Blaylock published by Subterranean Press

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from Three Days to Never by Tim Powers, published by Subterranean Press

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Unpublished personal work - Who wants their fortune told?

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Unpublished personal work - How many cats do you see?

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Unpublished personal work - Can't help but think of the show Treme when I see this

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Vincent - an usual take on Van Gogh's style

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Unpublished personal work - Something so simple, just a face in the window, but in Potter's hands so very creepy.

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Unpublished personal work - A clockwork heaven...

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from The Adventures of the Chalk Cliffs by James Blaylock, publihsed by Subterranean Press

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from Expiration Date by Tim Powers, published by Subterranean Press

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from Earthquake Weather by Tim Powers, published by Subterranean Press

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from Mad Dog Summer by Joe Lansdale, published by Golden Gryphon Press

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from The Taborin Scale by Lucius Shepard, published by Subterranean Press

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from Palimpsest by Charles Stross, published by Subterranean Press

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from The Adventures of Langdon St. Ives by James Blaylock, published by Subterranean Press

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Unpublished personal work - Lovely headress...

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Unpublished perrsonal work - one of the things that I love about Potter's work is that he can produce these amazing images strictly using photographic techniques.

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Unpublished personal work - one of the coolest tattoos I've seen.

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from The Kewlest Thing of All by David Ira Cleary, published by Asimov's (cover story)

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from Last Call by Tim Powers, published by Subterranean Press

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Unpublished personal work - strange woman amid the ruins of an old house.

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Unpublished personal work - a futuristic view.

For more about J.K. Potter please see his website http://www.jkpotter.com/

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DISCUSSION

zuludaddy
zuludaddy (says Bravo Zulu)

Did anyone else immediately think Harry Potter? Between the "J.K.," the "Potter" and the top image looking like the interior of Hogwarts (not to mention the current marketing blitz), I was a wee bit thrown when I clicked through...

(edit: I see that I am not alone. Like golddiggersof2033, I need coffee.)