Horror photographer Joshua Hoffine was a commissioned by Sony UK to utilize their new full-frame Sony A7 camera. He re-imagined iconic monsters Dracula, Frankenstein, and Wolfman as teenagers posing for their Prom photos.
Virtually all Americans are familiar with the classic Prom photo. We’ve all seen them, and most of us have even posed for them. I love Prom photos. Nothing captures the quintessential awkwardness of adolescence like the Prom photo. It is the final game of dress-up before entering the adult world.
Monsters are the perennial outsider. Did any of us ever feel more like monsters than we did as teenagers? Bodies changing beyond our control, sprouting hair, developing acne, braces, bad haircuts. The self-consciousness of adolescence comes with the realization that the villagers could turn on you at any moment.
There is a long-standing tradition of teenage monsters in the Horror genre, starting with I Was A Teenage Werewolf and I Was A Teenage Frankenstein, both from 1957. Modern variations on the teenage monster movie include Carrie, Teen Wolf, The Craft, even Twilight. Wes Craven’s Scream could easily have been titled I Was A Teenage Slasher.