Making WITCH

Hi kiddies!

This is my new Horror photograph called WITCH.



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:

Carol Hoffine

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.

Baby Head 1

Baby Head 2

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

Brennt Hoch

Demian Vela

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


Making Crone

Making Crone

Making Crone

Making Crone

Carol Hoffine

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

Making Crone

Making Crone

Making Crone

Making Crone

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

Carol and Joshua Hoffine

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

See you next time!


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3 Responses to “Making WITCH”

  1. chadwdesign Says:

    Killer work Josh, as always. Can’t wait to get my book.

  2. outlander2013 Says:

    Joshua Hoffine:

    Please express my admiration to whichever FX artist or artists is responsible for the design and execution of the nastiest, filthiest, most disgusting pair of hands I have ever seen.

    Excellent timing on this release Mr. Hoffine. CRONE must be the most horrible witch I’ve seen near ANY Halloween.

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    […] a blog post on his site there is a step by step guide through one of his most recent images titled “Crone” where he uses his mother as the scary witch, and idea he gathered from a childhood memory where his […]

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