Joshua Hoffine
  • Photographer Uses Family To Recreates Horror Movie Scenes

    Kansas City, Mo., photographer, Joshua Hoffine, started horror photography as he gained an interest in Jungian psychology and iconography of fairy tales. He would read fairy tales to his daughters at night and decided he wanted to create a series of photographs based on fairy-tale imagery.
    Joshua Hoffine
  • Photographer Uses Family To Recreates Horror Movie Scenes

    "I don't focus on particular movie scenes to re-enact," Hoffine says. "I look for universal ideas that we can all relate to."
    Joshua Hoffine
  • Photographer Uses Family To Recreates Horror Movie Scenes

    Preparation is one of the more time-consuming steps to Hoffine's shoots. He usually takes weeks preparing before the shoots actually happen. Much time is also spent searching for locations and time to build a set.
    Joshua Hoffine
  • Photographer Uses Family To Recreates Horror Movie Scenes

    Hoffine uses friends and family members, including his daughters, as actors and crew members.
    Joshua Hoffine
  • Photographer Uses Family To Recreates Horror Movie Scenes

    Hoffine's daughters love being involved in his shoots. "For them, it's like a giant game of dress-up," he says. "They are not frightened because they are keenly aware of the artifice of it all."
    Joshua Hoffine
  • Photographer Uses Family To Recreates Horror Movie Scenes

    While he has received hate mail over the years, Hoffine says for the most part, people get very excited by his photography.
    Joshua Hoffine
  • Photographer Uses Family To Recreates Horror Movie Scenes

    Hoffine's goals vary from project to project. With some images he tries to express a metaphor, while with others he tries to elicit a visceral response.
    Joshua Hoffine
  • Photographer Uses Family To Recreates Horror Movie Scenes

    Hoffine doesn't own a studio. Most of his sets are based around the Kansas City, Mo., area. His most recent shoot was staged in a dilapidated school.
    Joshua Hoffine
  • Photographer Uses Family To Recreates Horror Movie Scenes

    Most of Hoffine's images are single shots, but when elements of the shoot get dangerous, he'll use multiple shots and compose it into one. "My basic credo is: If it can be done practically, do it practically," Hoffine says. "The built-it realism of this approach elicits are stronger response from the viewer.
    Joshua Hoffine
  • Photographer Uses Family To Recreates Horror Movie Scenes

    Hoffine shoots his pictures with digital Hasselblad and Canon cameras, but spends most of his time getting the lighting perfect. For more photos, please visit <a href="http://www.joshuahoffine.com/" target="external">www.joshuahoffine.com</a>
    Joshua Hoffine
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