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13 Seriously Disturbing Pictures Of Children’s Nightmares

Joshua Hoffine shoots these pictures using his own children.

1. On his website, Joshua writes: “I am interested in the psychology of fear.”

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2. “Horror, as an art form, draws its strength from the unconscious.”

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3. “We are all born with certain inherent and instinctual fears, such as fear of the dark, the fear of lurking danger, and the fear of being eaten. As we grow older these fears lose their intensity and are slowly shuffled away into our unconscious.”

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4. “I use friends and family members, including my own daughters, as actors and crew.”

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5. “I stage my photo shoots like small movies, with sets, costumes, elaborate props, fog machines, and special effects make-up. Everything is acted out live in front of the camera.”

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6. “I try to present the images within the visual grammar of a child.”

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7. “I want the viewer to share their point of view, to feel their sense of vulnerability.”

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8. “The images stress danger, and depict a world where innocence and safety are under constant threat.”

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9. “I believe that the horror story is ultimately concerned with the imminence and randomness of death, and the implication that there is no certainty to existence.”

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10. “The experience of horror resides in this confrontation with uncertainty.”

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11. “Horror tells us that our belief in security is delusional, and that the monsters are all around us.”

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12. Joshua’s series will culminate in a film this Spring.

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13. You can see more of Joshua’s work on his website.

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