Here is another classic Joshua Hoffine photograph, “Devil”, and his personal walk-through of the work process –that always clearly comes through as a labor of love, no matter how long and painstaking that process was) to create the nightmarish work of art. We frequently wish we had the money to buy one of his framed prints… then wonder where in the house they would hang, since they’re not going in our master bedroom (or any other location where relaxation and sleep is necessary). Not sure how our parents or in-laws would feel about seeing something like this when they stopped by for a holiday meal, either. Check out this great read, as usual, from Mr. Hoffine.
Hey kiddies! This is my new Horror photograph called DEVIL.
This photograph was shot in my studio. I constructed a set with a floor that was raised three feet off of the ground. My friend Jason Coale, who works as a professional scenic designer, acted as supervisor. My friends Damien Vela and Matt Tady helped with all of the carpentry. I met Damien through the Kansas City Horror Club. Demian and Matt also worked as production assistants during the actual shoot.
I drew out the shape of the crack on the carpet with a Sharpie pen, and then cut out the crack in the floor with a jigsaw, carpet and all. The furniture was borrowed from my sister Sarah.
To line the inside of the crack, we cut out separate cardboard rectangles and covered them with shiny red fabric. We nailed and taped the rectangles together into a position that…
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