Posts Tagged ‘horror photograph’

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!

Making LAST STAND

March 14, 2013

Hi kiddies!  This is my new zombie photograph called LAST STAND.

The star of the photo is A. Michael Baldwin, who played the lead boy in the classic Horror movie Phantasm in 1979,

The little girl is my niece Thea Mercader, who was the baby in my photo SNAKE.

The mom was played by Erica Kauffman from Atomic Cotton.

The other child victim was played by my daughter Sade Hoffine.

We built our set at the 3rd St. Asylum Haunted House in Bonner Springs, Kansas.  My cousins Jerry and Steve Hoffine did all of the carpentry and construction.

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Bill Rose and his girlfriend Michelle stayed up late one night to wallpaper my set for me.

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Here you can see Steve and Bill measuring the shag carpet.

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I filled the set with my gathered props.  Jerry Hoffine and Mike Clouse destroyed the door by jumping on it.

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Here you can see me talking with J. Anthony Kosar, who drove in from Chicago to lead the make-up team.  Beside me is my assistant Demian Vela, and behind us is Colin Mogg, one of my zombie models.

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Kosar’s sculpted appliances were marvelous.

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Meagan Hester flew in from NYC to help Kosar with the make-up effects.

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Kansas City make-up artist Jeff Sisson also came to help.  Here you can see him working on Demian Vela, who was excited to finally be on the other side of the camera.

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My wife Jen Hoffine, who played the title role in LADY BATHORY, also played a zombie.

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My favorite model Bob Barber came in to be a zombie as well.

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Brian Wendling, the man walking the tightrope in my early photograph DEATH, played one of the zombies attacking my daughter Sadie.

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Brenna Hoch and her mom Rita also helped with the make-up.

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Demian with Kosar and Meagan, loving it.

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My producer Justin Gardner.

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My star A. Michael Baldwin having fun on set.

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Me with Brian Wendling and my daughter Sadie on set.

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My brother-in-law Felix Mercader helped run camera.

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Here you can see Davis DeRock biting Erica’s arm as she reaches for her pistol.

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Theodis Williams made the coolest zombie of all.

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See you next time!

Photos courtesy of Anna Perry.