Can you believe there’s such a thing as a horror photographer? I had no idea, but this guy is simply awesome. Not only does he make horror into a photographic artwork, he does it all for real. Well, not actually real, but with sets, special effect make-up and so on. Like this:

“Lady Bathory” by Joshua Hoffine

He shot the blood separately and shopped it in post, but even that was shot on set.

How about this one:

“Baby Sitter” by Joshua Hoffine

All the people in his shoots are family and friends working for free. That baby sitter is his eldest daughter and the baby is his niece. Somehow that just makes it cooler. This guy is my new hero.

Check out lots more at his website here.

Hat tip to the effervescent Felicity Dowker, who originally blogged about this.