Book Update

September 1, 2017
PHOTO BOOK UPDATE from Dark Regions Press
 
Posted by Chris Morey (Creator)
 
Hey guys, so I’m going to tell you exactly what has transpired that has created an unforeseen 60+ days of additional delays.
 
First, we would like to apologize to everyone for the delays on this project. As the first photo/coffee table book from Dark Regions Press, we knew it would be an undertaking, but we were still surprised at the sheer task of putting this project together.
When Joshua was sent the first round of physical proofs from the printer, everything looked fine. Then, in June/July 2017, the 2nd round of proofs, which was supposed to be the last before printing started, were sent to Joshua… and something was very wrong: they had an orange hue to the images that was not there originally. Joshua was unhappy and we scrambled to find the source of the issue (and did).
 
Eventually, to make absolutely sure we get this done right, we paid a large amount of money to a local printer next to Joshua so that he could get 100% accurate prints of each and every photo from the book made and shipped to our printer. Right now the printer has these photos and is matching them up to their files. This process should be complete next week, and when it is another round of physical proofs will be sent to Joshua for inspection. If those look fine to Josh (as they should after all of the steps we’re taking) then production on the photo book can finally begin this month (September).
 
Here’s the good news: the book has come together beautifully and once Josh signs off on the next round of physical proofs, printing starts. Here is an updated timeline:
 
CURRENT PHOTO BOOK TIMELINE
 
September 15th – 30th: production starts
 
October 1st – 31st: production continues
 
November 1st – 31st: final production stages
 
December 1st – 31st: books shipped to our fulfillment provider
 
January – March 2018: shipping phase
 
Again: we are truly sorry about these delays, but for a photo book it is extremely important that the printing of the images looks correct to the artist. Josh wisely decided to eliminate any unknowns by getting every single photo from the book printed locally then shipped to the printer. This took a lot of extra time, but it will ensure the utmost accuracy in printing of the book itself, which we are hopeful everyone will be thankful for when we all finally hold it in our hands.
 
Thank you to everyone for your continued patience and understanding. Just to reiterate: at this juncture we just need the printer to ship Josh the new round of proofs, which will happen next week, and for Josh to approve them, which should happen the week thereafter. All of us are staying on top of this process to make sure this happens as quickly as possible.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please message us right here on Kickstarter or e-mail at: darkregions.help@gmail.com (DarkRegions.com contact form works too).
 
We will be posting another update this month (September) with a confirmation of when printing starts. Thanks guys, hope everyone has a great weekend and be in touch again very soon.
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Vampire Portraits!

July 25, 2017

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New Website!

May 1, 2017

I have a New Website and a New Online Store!

Check out VAMPIRE BABY and other new images!

http://www.joshuahoffine.com

SPFX Baby Prop by Bean Shanine

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Making PARKING LOT

November 25, 2016

Hi kiddies!  This is my new photography project called PARKING LOT!

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Being afraid of somebody hiding under your car is the adult equivalent of fearing the monster under your bed.  Dark spaces and exposed ankles.

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I wanted this Horror image to be set in bright daylight.  Finding a location for this idea was not easy.  Most businesses would prefer you not stage a murder in their parking lot.  Even a fake one.  In the end, I staged my photo-shoot in a parking lot across the street from 3rd Street Asylum, the haunted house run by my cousins.  The police stopped by only once, and they were very friendly.

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The victim was played by Cori Jo Hawkins.

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The scary man hiding under the car was played by her husband and filmmaker Trevor Hawkins from Mammoth Media.  Trevor helped me with my short film BLACK LULLABY and is one of the chief collaborators on my upcoming movie project.  Right now he is finishing up his own first movie, a romantic drama called LOTAWANA.

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I based Cori’s positioning on Andrew Wyeth’s famous painting CHRISTINA’S WORLD.

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The SPFX mask was created by legendary creature designer Jordu Schell.

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Thank you to Nikki Moreno at Vixen Pin-Up for doing Cori’s hair!

Thank you to Luke for allowing me to borrow his cool car.

Thank you to Chris Hawkins for all your help getting the car to the location and back.

And thank you to Dawn and Matt Cheek for producing this photo project!

See you next time!

Portraits of Fright – Short Documentary

November 16, 2016

 

Filmmaker Alden Miller made a short documentary about me and my Horror photography!

MALEFICIUM Dark Art Exhibition 6

November 16, 2016

A full-scale print of my new NOSFERATU image will be on display as part of the 6th Annual Maleficium Dark Art Exhibit at the Kosart Gallery in Chicago! The show opens this Saturday Nov. 19th

I will also have my triptych of JEKYLL & HYDE on display, as well as NOSFERATU PORTRAIT and WITCH PORTRAIT.

My actors from these projects – Bob Barber and my wife Jen from NOSFERATU, and Chad Hawks from JEKYLL & HYDE – will be at the opening reception with me as well!

This annual art show is curated by my friend and frequent collaborator  J. Anthony Kosar. Anthony and his team created the amazing make-up for my NOSFERATU and JEKYLL & HYDE projects.

Come join us if you can – this will be a great show!

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Making NOSFERATU

October 28, 2016

Hi kiddies!  This is my new image NOSFERATU.

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Nosferatu was played by Bob Barber.

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The Victim was played by my wife Jen Hoffine.

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SPFX Make-Up by J. Anthony Kosar and Kosart Effects.

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Demian Vela was my photo assistant.

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This image is included in my upcoming book of Horror photographs from Dark Regions Press.  You can Pre-Order your copy on their website. Thank you to all of the Kickstarter backers who made this project a reality!

See you next time!

Making WITCH

September 30, 2016

Hi kiddies!

This is my new Horror photograph called WITCH.

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This project was produced by Jeff Simon.

The SPFX witch mask was made by Midnight Studios FX.

The witch, in Jungian terms, is the archetype of the devouring mother. The anti-mother.  So of course, I gave my own mother Carol Hoffine the title role – despite the fact that she is one of the greatest moms of all time.

Here she is trying on the costume for my shoot:

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The baby head is a doll’s head.  I painted it and glued on snippets of my own hair.  My wife Jen glued on fake eyelashes for me.

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Brenna Hoch did the make-up for my mother’s hands.

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Demian Vela, as always, was on set to assist.

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The witch mask was foam-filled and unable to wear.  So after photographing my Mom, we moved the witch head into her exact position.

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I combined my Mom with the SPFX witch head in Photoshop for the final image.

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A special thank you to Trevor Hawkins for helping me find the perfect wooded location.

See you next time!

Making JEKYLL & HYDE

September 2, 2016

Hey kiddies!

This is my recent photo project JEKYLL & HYDE.

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The star and producer of this project was Chad Hawks. Chad previously played Jack the Ripper for me.  He was also the producer for my Lovecraft project INNSMOUTH.  We staged JEKYLL & HYDE as a triptych of 3 images: Before, Mid-Transformation, and After.

Make-up effects were created by J. Anthony Kosar at Kosart Effects.

Demian Vela, as always, was on set to assist.

Lab props were loaned to us by Pamela Coggins at Noir Oddities on 39th.

And we staged this photo project in the beautiful Victorian home of Kent Dicus and Michael Ohlson.

Thank you to everyone, especially Chad, for making this project a reality!

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See you next time!

 

Hardcover Book Campaign a Success!

June 27, 2016

Thank you to everyone who supported the recent Kickstarter campaign for my first book of Horror photographs! Thank you to publisher Chris Morey at Dark Regions Press, and my tireless advisors Justin Gardner and Chad Hawks for running such a great campaign.

We achieved our initial goal in 96 hours, and went on to achieve all of our stretch goals, finishing 236% funded, with 547 backers!

This oversized 12×12 hardcover book will be a complete compendium of my work as a Horror photographer, spanning 13 years of work. This book will include several new images, including PARKING LOT, JEKYLL & HYDE, OPEN WINDOW, and WITCH.  I will be revealing these new images online in the months leading up to the actual production and delivery of the book.

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We also achieved our stretch goals to create the new images NOSFERATU and DEVIL MUGSHOT!

Thank you again for all of your support!