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Horror Photographer Joshua Hoffine Takes Pictures That Look Good Enough To Eat

Today we’re going to take a break from horror art so we can take a gander at something a little more real. Joshua Hoffine is a photographer with a unique eye for the macabre. His photos are equal parts beautiful and grotesque, and looking through his gallery I can’t help but get the feeling that he really hates kids. Me too. You can see some of his work after the jump. Apparently, you can take photos without awkwardly placed, blurry thumbs taking up half the picture. I learn something new every day.

For more of Joshua’s work, check out his gallery.

Thanks Michael_M for the tip!

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  • Ravinus

    What’s with the children in peril theme?

  • doomas10

    Thanks for posting this Adam. This guy has a talent for showing really creepy and disturbing imaginery – the archetypical childhood fears. The basement one and the boogeyman under the bed is the scariest one for me.

  • Michael_M

    “I can’t help but get the feeling that he really hates kids.”

    I am also grateful for this post since I wanted to see him get more exposure, but this is an inaccurate characterization of his work. The media player that cycles through tracks while on the Web site has an audio interview with Hoffine (specifically it’s track #2). From the introduction:

    “Our next guest is also intrigued by the origins of childhood fears and the images that represent them. He’s interested in the psychology of fear, particularly the instinctual and inherent fears we have when we’re children. The fear of lurking danger, the fear of being eaten, the fear of clowns. We might think these fears go away, but maybe they don’t. Much of his work explores childhood fears and what these fears and images mean to us as adults.”

    Hoffine continues to explain how and why he creates these images and it’s certainly worth listening for a deeper understanding and appreciation of his art. And horror photography is also an art, to be distinguished from horror illustration.

  • divisionbell

    Didn’t BD already cover this?

    • Michael_M

      A search of the site yields only one other reference in 2009, which was one of several news bites in a single post. He merits more individual attention.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Those are so cool.

  • evenscarier

    He was featured in Rue Morgue, I believe it was last year. He often focuses on children because those are primal fears we can all identify with; If I remember right from the article, most of his models are friends and family. I really love his work. Isolation inspired a short story of mine.On the website, I love Death; Gasmask child is new, I like that one too.

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