There are many joys to being a parent, but none quite as much as being able to use your young daughters to recreate gruesome and surreal scenarios that look like the stuff of nightmares. Take a look at these pictures to see what we mean, but before you start worrying, rest assured that these kids are more than happy to feature in their dad’s creepy photography!
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Hoffine has spent the past decade turning nightmares into reality. Using cameras, props, and a twisted sense of imagination, the photographer also uses his daughters as models in his macabre and menacing masterpieces. His most well-known series, called ‘After Dark My Sweet’, focuses on the sorts of nightmares we’ve all had as children, and if you’d like to own your own collection of his grisly images then you can find his book on Kickstarter. Buy it if you dare…
Joshua Hoffine is a photographer who likes spending time with his daughters
But as you can see, combining his work and his family leads to very interesting results!
He gets his daughters to pose for his nightmarish photoshoots
But even though they look terrified, the kids can’t get enough of it
“They loved it,” said Hoffine. “It was like a giant game of dress-up for them”
“They also knew we were making a scary picture — and loved the idea of scaring the audience as much as I did.”
For the rest of us however, Hoffine’s pictures are downright scary!
His most well-known series is called ‘After Dark My Sweet’