Photographer Joshua Hoffine’s work strays far from the typical. He uses both elaborate sets and themes that both capture the viewer and terrifies it’s audience. He uses considerably themes and characters much like a movie, his sets and style alone create both an unease and can take you back to your childhood fear of the dark and things that go bump in the night.
His images are both beautiful and terrifying, with themes that can strike very close to home for anyone who’s ever been scared of those little mysteries that surround us. Yet, as scary as they are they still manage to be simply beautiful.
I asked Joshua a few questions about his work, and he was kind enough to tell me a bit about it.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by my overlapping interests in fairy tales, horror films, and Jungian psychology. I am interested in universal, archetypal ideas and images – things that we can all relate to, no matter what your age, gender, or background.
How do you go about setting up the scenes in your images?
I stage my photo-shoots like small movies, with sets, elaborate props and costumes, special effects make-up and fog machines. I use my friends and family, including my own daughters, as actors and crew.
His atypical approach to his art and his seemingly simple themes create stunning work that any true aficionado of horror (or amazing art) could fall in love with. You can see more of his work at his website (JoshuaHoffine.com) but be forewarned, after viewing some of those you may not sleep tonight (or again, for that matter).