Horror photographer and FEARnet fave Joshua Hoffine swears that his daughters, whom he often uses as the subject of his photographs, were not actually traumatized during the shooting of these photographs. "I am interested in the psychology of fear," says Hoffine on his website. "We are all born with certain inherent and instinctual fears, such [as] fear of the dark, the fear of lurking danger, and the fear of being eaten." His photographs explore fear, especially childhood fears: monsters under the bed or in the closet, dead parents, and of course, clowns. Frequently, Hoffine uses his four young daughters as the traumatized subjects of his photos - but he promises his kids are never scared and are, in fact, very proud of their dad's work. "They loved it. It was like a giant game of dress-up for them. They also knew we were making a scary picture -- and loved the idea of scaring the audience as much as I did."
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