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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

Hi Everybody!

Want to be in a Joshua Hoffine photograph?  YOU CAN!

I have joined forces with my favorite hair & make-up team at Vixen Pin-Up Photography to create a series of vintage Vampire Portraits!

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Signed 8×10 Print!

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Rue Morgue Magazine

July 20, 2015

My interview with artist Gary Pullin about the new INNSMOUTH project is featured in this month’s issue of Rue Morgue Magazine – on stands now!

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Scream Magazine UK

November 27, 2014

There is a nice article about my work in this month’s issue of Scream Magazine, the UK’s number one Horror magazine!

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Living Dead Dolls Book Cover

August 15, 2014

My photograph made the cover of The Art of The Living Dead Dolls book!  This book is an artistic homage to the record-breaking doll line, and contains over 100 images from more than 80 contributing artists.

coverI made this photograph in the basement of my house, using twigs and branches, a fake moon, and a lot of dry ice.

Congratulations to Living Dead Dolls on their 16th anniversary!

Fangoria Magazine

July 19, 2014

There is an article in this month’s issue of Fangoria Magazine about my short film BLACK LULLABY and my recent MONSTER PROM project!

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Thank you to writer Jessie Robbins and Editor-in-Chief Chris Alexander for your continuing support!

Oddities TV Show

November 14, 2013

Yes, that was me on the television show Oddities.  My wife Jen and I stopped by the store Obscura Antiques while we were in NYC – we love the show! – and ended up on-camera for Episode 16 of Season 4 – ‘No Guts, No Glory’ – which aired on the Discovery Channel just before Halloween on October 29th!

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The National Opera of Paris

May 1, 2013

The Opera National de Paris used two of my images, WOLF and BED, in the programs for their production of Hansel and Gretel, which runs until May 6th.

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Thank you to Mariame Clement, the production designer, for being a fan!

Making PICKMAN’S MASTERPIECE

April 1, 2011

Hey kiddies!  This is a recent project I photographed for Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine called PICKMAN’S MASTERPIECE.

This sequence of images is based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft called Pickman’s Model.  This story was originally published in 1927 in Weird Tales.  I was attracted to this project because of the character of Pickman – who in Lovecraft’s mythology is a brilliant but marginalized artist notorious for his horrifying artwork.  Due to the graphic and disturbing nature of his work,  he is shunned by his fellow artists.

All of this struck me as eerily familiar.

With limited time and budget, I chose to focus on the moment in the story when Pickman brings Thurber, the narrator, into his underground studio to show him his Masterpiece – his greatest and worst work – the one that can never be shown in public.

Instead of creating one heroic image, I wanted to create a sequence of images, like shots from a scene in a movie.

The character of Thurber was played by Damian Blake.  He provided his own vintage wardrobe and grew a handlebar moustache for the project.  Here you can see Damian standing in for a lighting test while still wearing his coat.  The basement location was very cold.

The character of Pickman was played by Bob Barber.

My regular assistant Demian Vela, as well as my wife Jen (who played the lead in LADY BATHORY) acted as crew.  Here you can see Demian running the fog machine and moving the sheet into position using fishing line.

Pickman’s artwork was provided by fellow Horror Photographer Chad Michael Ward.

Thank you to Famous Monsters for inviting me to shoot this project.  See you next time!

Rue Morgue Magazine – Black 100

May 21, 2010

This month my photograph KEYHOLE is published in Rue Morgue Magazine as part of the Nightmare Gallery in their special 100th issue – the BLACK 100.  My photograph is alongside the works of many of my favorite artists, including Travis Louie and Kris Kuksi.  Happy anniversary to Rue Morgue!