American photographer Joshua Hoffine is fascinated with horror. His ongoing series of spine-chilling photographs, titled ‘After Dark, My Sweet,’ is exploring the psychology of fear. Hoffine creatively reminds us of our worst childhood fears, such as dreadful monsters hiding underneath the bed, under the stairs, or in your closet.
“I stage my photo shoots like small movies, with sets, costumes, elaborate props, fog machines, and special effects make-up,” Hoffine explains. “Everything is acted out live in front of the camera. I use friends and family members, including my own daughters, as actors and crew.”
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The photographer manages to achieve impressive realism with his attention to details while staging his images. Each photograph looks very convincing and, therefore, even more scary. Want to get even more heebie-jeebies? Go and check the artist’s website or, better yet, watch Hoffine’s first horror movie, called Black Lullaby.