PHOTOGRAPHER | FILMMAKER

Joshua Hoffine is one of the most recognized photographers in the world.  He is a pioneer in the subgenre of Horror photography.

My role as a Horror photographer is to show you what you don’t want to see.

I stage my photo-shoots like small movies, with sets, costumes, elaborate props, fog machines, and SPFX make-up.  Everything is acted out live in front of the camera.

I believe that the Horror story is ultimately concerned with the imminence and randomness of death, and the implication that there is no certainty to existence.  The experience of Horror resides in this confrontation with uncertainty.  It tells us that our belief in security is delusional, and that the monsters are all around us.

Hoffine began making ‘Horror photographs’ in 2003.  His work exploded on the internet in 2008 when he released a series of images exploring the nature of childhood fears.  Since that time his work has been featured in countless magazines, anthologies, and news outlets around the world, and he has developed a cult following for his meticulously staged photographic works.

His work has been featured in the Horror publications Rue Morgue, Fangoria, Horror Hound, Scream UK, Virus, and Famous Monsters of Filmland.  His commercial clients include Sony, Busch Gardens, and The National Opera of Paris.

4 Min | Horror | USA | Color | English | 2014

In 2014 Hoffine released his first short Horror film titled Black Lullaby.

Black Lullaby is about a curious young girl and her encounter with the Boogeyman.  The film continues the lush visual style featured in Hoffine’s photographs.  Financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign and featuring SPFX Make-up by J. Anthony Kosar, the film is regarded as the climax to Hoffine’s popular series of photographs dealing with childhood fears.

Watch Black Lullaby

12 x 12 inches | 190 pages | Color | English | 2018

In 2018 Dark Regions Press published a hardbound collection of Hoffine’s Horror photographs.

The comprehensive volume spans 13 years of work and includes rare behind-the-scenes photos and artist commentary.  A signed and numbered Deluxe Limited Edition version of the book was also released bound in leather with a dust jacket and black linen slipcase.

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HORROR PHOTOGRAPHS | 2003 – 2016

MIRROR | 2003

 

PHOBIA | 2003

 

WOLF | 2003

 

BALLOONS | 2004

 

CANDY | 2004

 

BEDSIDE | 2004

 

CLOSET | 2004

 

BED | 2004

 

COUCH | 2004

 

SWARM | 2005

 

BASEMENT | 2006

 

DEVIL | 2009

 

DEATH | 2003

 

HANDS | 2006

 

GASMASK CHILD | 2008

 

LADY BATHORY | 2009

 

BABYSITTER | 2009

 

SNAKE | 2009

 

KEYHOLE | 2009

 

ROBOT | 2010

 

PERSEPHONE 1 | 2011

 

PERSEPHONE 2 | 2011

 

PERSEPHONE 3 | 2011

 

JACK THE RIPPER 1 | 2012

 

JACK THE RIPPER 2 | 2012

 

BRIDE | 2012

 

ASYLUM | 2012

 

LAST STAND | 2013

 

DOOR | 2014

 

BLACK LULLABY | 2014

 

INNSMOUTH | 2015

 

INNSMOUTH VETERAN | 2015

 

INNSMOUTH BRIDE | 2015

 

INNSMOUTH MADAME | 2015

 

INNSMOUTH MERCHANT | 2015

 

VAMPIRE BABY | 2015

 

PARKING LOT 1 | 2015

 

PARKING LOT 2 | 2015

 

FLESHEATER PORTRAIT | 2015

 

WITCH | 2016

 

WITCH PORTRAIT | 2016

 

JEKYLL & HYDE 1 | 2016

 

JEKYLL & HYDE 2 | 2016

 

JEKYLL & HYDE 3 | 2016

 

OPEN WINDOW | 2016

 

NOSFERATU | 2016

 

DEVIL MUGSHOT | 2016

 

ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT JOSHUA HOFFINE 2018

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