Don't Sweat the Swine Flu: Picturing Childhood Horror

Swine flu might be a little scary, but at least its depictions of childhood fears. He notes that he does this stuff by staging his sets like movies scenes, with props and makeup, and keeps Photoshop to the minimum.

Swine flu might be a little scary, but at least it's real and something we can deal with. (Memo to Staff: I'll be at home today washing my hands.) Much scarier are the horrors we can only imagine. I was, admittedly, one of those kids who worried about a lot of things. Maybe that's why I liked Joshua Hoffine's depictions of childhood fears. He notes that he does this stuff by staging his sets like movies scenes, with props and makeup, and keeps Photoshop to the minimum.
      When I look at this image, I remember that as a kid I knew as well as the next person that the only thing under my bed were some dustballs and maybe an old comic book, but that knowledge just didn't matter. In the middle of the night I really didn't feel like looking under there to find out for sure.--David Schonauer