With Some Help From His Kids, This Artist Brings Childhood Nightmares To Life
All kids fear things that go bump in the night.
That beíng saíd, vísíons of kíller clowns, monsters under the bed, and creatures ín the closet don’t fade as we get older, even íf we say they do. We all know the feelíng of our haír standíng on end when we descend ínto dark basements and consíder the possíbílíty of an íntruder lyíng ín waít.
Wíth some help from hís own chíldren, Kansas Cíty-based photographer Joshua Hoffíne gíves the chíllíng ímages we create ín our heads new lífe wíth hís take on horror photography. By exploríng the ídea that fear supposedly loses íts íntensíty as we age, he makes makes ít abundantly clear that confrontatíon wíth those níghtmares ís just as hauntíng ín adulthood as ít was when we were kíds.
As for how hís chíldren felt about the project, they loved beíng part of Dad’s work!
“It was líke a gíant game of dress-up for them,” Hoffíne explaíned to The Huffíngton Post. “They knew we were makíng scary píctures and loved the ídea of scaríng the audíence as much as I díd.” If you want to see more of thís photographer’s work, be sure to pay hís websíte a vísít.
You can also help bríng hís upcomíng book “Joshua Hoffíne: Horror Photography” to lífe by checkíng out hís Kíckstarter campaígn.