A Family Makes Their ‘Last Stand’, By Joshua Hoffine

The last stand. “My family. My wife. My baby.” Joe McKinney, Dead City

As someone who considers himself to be adequately prepared for the coming apocalypse, I’ve often considered how I’d make my last stand.

I have a family to protect, so I’ve made adequate preparations…

I have a 10 x 10, concrete Zombie safe room, with an exit point that leads directly into a subterranean bunker (inspired by The Remaining). My family’s home away from home, fully stocked for us to go the distance. I’m fully prepared to die of boredom.

That’s me, but, what about the average American family? Let’s just say, mom, dad, and two children. We all know them, the families who laugh at us at we stock up at Walmart.

Dad keeps a Remington 870 loaded with 00 buck, that he purchased after getting high watching “The Evil Dead”.

“Most people don’t believe something can happen until it already has. That’s not stupidity of weakness, that’s just human nature.” – Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

How will this family make their stand?

Joshua Hoffine provides a visual representation with his latest masterpiece Last Stand, his most ambitious horror photograph ever!

From May 25th – June 29th, Hoffine will be unveiling his piece in the Last Rites gallery, in New York City.

The Last Stand features a father Michael Baldwin trying desperately to defend his family in their last moments, right before being overwhelmed by a horde of Zombies. In addition to Baldwin, several of Hoffine’s family and friends participated in the photo.

It began with a simple sketch…

last stand sketch

And ended as a masterpiece that any Zombie fan should have as a part of their collection…

last stand

For more information visit Joshua Hoffine’s website or Facebook Page!