I’m a frustrated artist really. I wish I could draw but I can’t, so I guess that’s why I turned to photography. Whilst I’m OK at it, I’m nowhere near as good as this guy. Joshua Hoffine connected his skill in taking pictures with his love of horror and became – guess what – a horror photographer. Genius. Why on earth didn’t I think of that?
You simply must check out his work. The most recent set of pictures is more my kind of thing, based on Lovecraft as it is and therefore more about what you don’t see than what you do. Some of his other photos are rather more hardcore, and very good they are too but less to my taste I guess.
It puts me in mind of the work of Charlie White who I’d all but forgotten about. In a similar vein Charlie reduces what looks like a film into a single frame, something that I think Joshua does too.
His pictures condense fictional movies into that solitary moment, distilling the atmosphere and the tension right down, reducing it to its essence. Freezing that moment, and in a way that single shot can convey just as much as a 90 minute film. Really interesting stuff, I encourage you to investigate it further.