April 10, 2019No Comments

Food Photography at Franklin Hotel Bar

One of my longest standing clients is Kent, Ohio's small plate restaurant and handcrafted cocktail bar, Franklin Hotel Bar. Its a cozy, quiet, throwback to hotel bars of the forties, fifties and sixties. The food menu changes seasonally with weekend specials that range from elk sausage with pinto beans to smoked pork loin on manhego grits. Its my job to photograph their food and drink weekly in order to build content for their social media, digital and print advertising.

Pork Tenderloin photographed by photographer Roger Hoover at Franklin Hotel Bar
Spicy Blackberry Margarita photographed by photographer Roger Hoover at Franklin Hotel Bar
Food Photography by photographer Roger Hoover
Roger Hoover, Food Photography
Smoked Old Fasioned photographed by photographer Roger Hoover at Franklin Hotel Bar

March 27, 2019No Comments

Photographing Mike Polk & Jack Daniels

Cleveland comedian Mike Polk of "Cleveland Tourism" and "Factory of Sadness" fame, recently inked a sponshorship deal with Jack Daniels for his Tuesday variety show at Pickwick & Frolic. I spent a few days photographing promotional photos of Mike before and after the variety shows for promotional purposes.

Portrait of comedian Mike Polk by photographer Roger Hoover
Portrait of comedian Mike Polk by photographer Roger Hoover
Portrait of comedian Mike Polk by photographer Roger Hoover
Portrait of comedian Mike Polk by photographer Roger Hoover



March 18, 2019No Comments

A Day Photographing The Speedbumps

I spent a few hours photographing indie band, The Speedbumps, around the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and, more specifically, the Quarry and Bronson Church. Such beauty throughout the entire park, but I was looking for spots with good lighting and texture. We shot early, 8am-ish.

Erik Urycki, The Speedbumps, photographed by Roger Hoover
Portrait, Erik Urycki. Bronson Church, Peninsula, Ohio.
Sam Kristoff, The Speedbumps, photographed by Roger Hoover
Portrait, Sam Kristoff. Bronson Church, Peninsula, Ohio.
Danny Jenkins, The Speedbumps, photographed by Roger Hoover
Portrait, Danny Jenkins. Bronson Church, Peninsula, Ohio.
Photograph of The Speedbumps by photographer Roger Hoover

February 25, 2019No Comments

Food Photography: Hog Butchery at Burnside Barbecue

Burnside Barbecue is a collaboration effort of chefs Emily Hansford and Phil Everett.  Burnside is located in the heart of downtown Kent and provides its citizens with traditional barbecue offerings in a fast-casual, counter-service setting. They recently asked me to photograph a hog butchery course.

Chef Phil Mango of Burnside Barbecue, photographed by photographer Roger Hoover

January 21, 2019No Comments

Robert Kidney

Robert Kidney is the creative force behind 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band). I spent a few hours at his home, talking about music, art, and the creative process.

Roger Hoover, Photographer - Robert Kidney of The Numbers Band
Robert Kidney of the The Numbers Band, photographed by Roger Hoover
Robert Kidney of the The Numbers Band, photographed by Roger Hoover
Robert Kidney of the The Numbers Band, photographed by Roger Hoover

January 17, 2019No Comments

Birds in Flight

I've often heard creatives say that they must leave their communities to find inspiration. While travel is integral to developing as a person, it is nice to walk around our communities and find inspiration in the minutiae we pass over daily.

When I'm walking around Kent, I'm looking for random encounters. I'm looking to photograph something simple so that it may reveal its complexity. I'm looking for wabi sabi.

This is an ongoing series of things large and small that I photograph in and around Kent, Ohio.

Kent, Ohio Photography
Birds taking flight.

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