We told you over the weekend that horror photog Joshua Hoffine has joined Mezco’s Living Dead Dolls art book project, and now we have a look at some work he did recently for Sony UK featuring a monster of a prom!
Hoffine has created some incredibly chilling works throughout his career, but we all need a little levity in our dark world of nightmares now and then, which is what Hoffine provided for Sony UK to show off their new full-frame Sony A7 camera.
Taking a step back from the blood and terrors of his usual works, Hoffine got a little cute on this one and decided to do a photo shoot that featured three iconic monsters of horror… at their prom! Hoffine teamed with frequent collaborator “Face/Off” champion J. Anthony Kosar, and together they brought the idea to life.
Check out all three of the photos below, and be sure to visit Joshua Hoffine’s blog for all the behind-the-scenes details. He’s also working on the upcoming film Black Lullaby, which is sure to make your skin crawl.
A Message From Joshua Hoffine
Virtually all Americans are familiar with the classic prom photo. We’ve all seen them, and most of us have even posed for them. I love prom photos. Nothing captures the quintessential awkwardness of adolescence like the prom photo. It is the final game of dress-up before entering the adult world. Monsters are the perennial outsider. Did any of us ever feel more like monsters than we did as teenagers? Bodies changing beyond our control, sprouting hair, developing acne, braces, bad haircuts. The self-consciousness of adolescence comes with the realization that the villagers could turn on you at any moment.
There is a long-standing tradition of teenage monsters in the horror genre, starting with I Was a Teenage Werewolf and I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, both from 1957. Modern variations on the teenage monster movie include Carrie, Teen Wolf, The Craft, even Twilight. Wes Craven’s Scream could easily have been entitled I Was a Teenage Slasher.
With this in mind, Joshua Hoffine presents his version of the Monster Prom…
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