|Joshua Hoffine, Wolf, photograph, 2003|
I started by researching artists that would give a certain shock value, which I love seeing people’s reactions to things and testing the boundaries of their minds. I looked at several different artists and remembered a magazine I bought for collage work that had I never used. In the magazine Rue Morgue: Horror in Culture & Entertainment there was an article about the photographer Joshua Hoffine. The article is titled “The Giant Spider, The Candymaker, And The Wolf With Hands” written by Jovanka Vuchovic in the March 2009 issue.
|Joshua Hoffine, Candy, photograph, 2005|
“When a viewer is frightened by one of my images, it is because the image has allowed the viewer to experience a ‘projection’ from their own ‘shadow self,’ their own ‘personal unconscious,’” he answers, “They are remembering something that they used to be frightened of by had forgotten about. They are re-experiencing a fear that has been repressed since childhood.”
|Joshua Hoffine, Bed, photograph, 2005|
|Joshua Hoffine, Phobia, photograph, 2003|
Hoffine had an exhibition called “A Love Craft: Art Inspired by Monsters, Madness and Mythos” in the Observatory in Brooklyn, New York. This exhibition was on view from July 11, 2010 till July 23, 2010. Hoffine also had another exhibition later that year at Sacred Gallery in New York, NY. The exhibition was called “Blood, Sweat, and Fears” and was on view from October 2, 2010 till October 31, 2010. Hoffine has future plans to publish a book and also hopefully make his own movie. Many fans including myself cannot wait to see what he can do in the film industry.
|Joshua Hoffine, Swarm, photograph, 2005|