Joshua Hoffine is an internationally renown Horror Photographer. His work exploded on the internet and in numerous magazines and news outlets around the world in 2008 when he released his collection of photographs exploring the nature of childhood fears. Since that time he has cultivated a massive cult following for his meticulously staged photographic works.
Sought after as a photographer, conceptualist, and production designer, Joshua Hoffine is available to hire for CD and DVD artwork, advertising for the Haunt Industry, and product and catalog photography for the Haunt and Halloween industries.
My role as a Horror photographer is to show people what they don’t want to see.
I have been working on my Horror photography project for nearly 10 years. I have come to believe that all Horror refers to the same idea: there are forces of chaos and destruction in the world that can threaten us at any point, and we are powerless (or nearly powerless) to prevent or control these threats. All monsters, all movie slashers, etc. metaphorically and symbolically represent this ubiquitous threat to our lives, health, and happiness. The monster’s form may change, but his ultimate meaning does not.
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. Horror tells us that our belief in security is delusional, and that the monsters are all around us.
Someday, each one of us, will die. We are all self-conscious of this unavoidable fact. Horror faces this knowledge and does not blink. By recognizing the fragility of life, and the suffering of existence, Horror give us a kind of psychological vocabulary for dealing with it.