Last week we tipped you off to the excellent Zombie art exhibit going on now in New York's Last Rites Gallery (more info here). At the show's opening night last Saturday, renowned horror artist Joshua Hoffine unveiled his latest masterpiece Last Stand, a 40-inch art photo starring none other than Phantasm hero A. Michael Baldwin as as a father desperately defending his family against a horde of walking dead... and losing ground quickly, it seems.
Hoffine's signature style involves often elaborately staged photographs of horror scenarios, many digitally composited and enhanced to pit humans against horrific creatures with cinematic special effects (visit his blog for lots of info and behind-the-scenes images). Last Stand is his most ambitious project to date, successfully financed by a Kickstarter campaign. Co-starring with Baldwin are many of Hofffine's friends and family, including his youngest daughter. The photo re-stages the sketch below, which was first posted in Hoffine's KickStarter video.
“A. Michael Baldwin gave a wonderful performance,” Hoffine wrote on his latest blog update. “The gunshot to the head was achieved using flash paper and black powder fired through a prop head sculpted by Ryan Pintar. I then combined these elements with the kneeling zombie actor and Baldwin firing the gun on set using Photoshop.”