Horror Photographer Joshua Hoffine
In becoming a fan of horror films, I have turned a blind eye to any other medium of horror. The last horror novel I read was by R.L. Stine, the closest I get to horror influenced music is Alice Cooper or Rammstein, and I don't seek out horror inspired art, because I have this weird stereotype in my mind that if I did, I would probably have to buy a tapestry and lava lamp to accent it properly.
Having these hipster horror preconceptions are the reason why I feel that horror photography could be my happy medium. I point to Joshua Hoffine who uses practical effects to create eye-catching horror inspired photographs. He describes on his website how he sets up each photo shoot like a short film with costumes, elaborate props, fog machines, and special effects make-up and really the attention to detail is noticeable in each of his photographs.