Photographer Dad Features Daughters in Terrifying Book of Children’s Nightmares on Kickstarter

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When parents photograph their children they usually strive to make their kids look as angelic as possible in a beautiful place set among the clouds or a field of flowers. That was not what photographer dad Joshua Hoffine was going for in his pictures at all.

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Hoffine, who is based in Kansas City, Missouri, captures the most ghoulish scenes people have nightmares of as children.

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His daughters voluntarily pose as his models to help him recreate these gruesome scenarios.

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According to his Kickstarter page, Hoffine’s work has been featured in well-known publications and websites around the world such as The Guardian, Rue Morgue Magazine and the National Opera of Paris.

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He began using family members and his daughters as models in his staged photographs in 2003.

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His unique work has been well received by some and criticized by others.

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The horror photographer’s most well-known series is called “After Dark My Sweet” and is filled with some rather terrifying images.

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The theme is based on children’s nightmares. The collection focuses on his daughters who are surrounded by creepy demons, ghouls, spiders, clowns and boogeymen.

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Hoffine is crowdfunding to raise money for his first photo book in collaboration with publisher Dark Regions Press.

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His book will be titled Joshua Hoffine: Horror Photography and consist of 13 years of his work.

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The campaign has since surpassed their goal of $20,000 and raised $31,085.
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