This Is the Photo of Timberline Lodge that Inspired The Shining's Overlook Hotel

Beautiful? Yes. Creepy? Hell yes. We look back at Ray Atkeson's haunting shot.

September 21, 2015 Published in the October 2015 issue of Portland Monthly

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Seventy years ago, Oregon’s future photographer laureate Ray Atkeson, known for his large-format pics of western landscapes, snapped this haunting, moonlit shot of Timberline Lodge, built just nine years earlier. Three decades later, as the legend goes, when Stanley Kubrick was scouting locations for the “Overlook Hotel” for his adaptation of the Stephen King novel The Shining, Atkeson’s snow-laden photo attracted him to Timberline.

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