JOSHUA HOFFINE'S FIRST BOOK: A COLLECTION OF 13 YEARS OF HORROR PHOTOGRAPHY. Dark Regions Press presents 'JOSHUA HOFFINE HORROR PHOTOGRAPHY', an oversized 12"x12" hardcover book of full-color images from renowned Horror photographer Joshua Hoffine.
As a pioneer in the sub-genre of Horror photography, Joshua Hoffine is one of the most recognized photographers in the world. Notorious for using real children combined with theatrical sets and practical SPFX, his work has been featured in countless publications around the globe.
This comprehensive volume collects all of his Horror photographs together for the first time. Spanning 13 years (2003 - 2016) this book includes rare behind-the-scenes photos and artist commentary.
Two new photographs - NOSFERATU and DEVIL MUGSHOT - were created exclusively for this book.
“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.