Food & Restaurant Photography

 

Most of my food and restaurant photography is conceived and executed in a short amount of time, using available light, in tight physical spaces, oftentimes during open business hours. Its vital that I capture the essence of the food and environment quickly, without interupting the chefs, baristas, bartenders, event planners and customers. Other times, I am afforded the opportunity to work at a slower pace, working on art direction, post-processing, and developing photographs for print media and advertising.

Roger Hoover, Food Photographer
Tree City Coffee, Food Photography by Roger Hoover
Franklin Hotel Bar – Food & Restaurant Photography

"Roger has been an invaluable partner to my businesses. He provides valuable perspective and stays current on market trends so we don’t have to keep as close an eye. And he has given our brands the distinct voice and image we were seeking." - Mike Beder

Franklin Hotel Bar - Food Photography
Roger Hoover - Food Photography
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Main Street Kent - 7 Courses - Food & Restaurant Photography
Chef Phil Mango of Burnside Barbecue, photographed by photographer Roger Hoover
Roger Hoover - Food Photography
Roger Hoover - Food Photography
Roger Hoover - Food Photography
Roger Hoover - Food Photography
Food Photography by photographer Roger Hoover
Franklin Hotel Bar - Food Photography
Food Photography by photographer Roger Hoover
Roger Hoover, Food Photography

I'm a Curious Gastronome…who also loves food photography! We could all say that we have a long history with food. We need it, after all, to survive. I began a love affair with food while watching my grandfather, Charles, turn flour, a few eggs, and water into divine kluski noodles. The alchemy of cooking has always intrigued me.  It was the same grandfather too who inspired my brother, Josef, to become a chef. In all, there are three chefs in our family alone. It was only natural that I combined my fine art education with my love for food and became a food photographer.

Food Photographer - Roger Hoover
Spicy Blackberry Margarita photographed by photographer Roger Hoover at Franklin Hotel Bar

I can shoot in studio, on location, and travel/lifestyle food photography. I know my way around a kitchen, so I’ll stay out of the way, or, better yet, I can prepare your meals in-house and shoot them from my studio, provided you supply me with a recipe. Tired of over-styled food photography? Me too. My minimal, honest approach to food styling lets the food speak for itself. Our recipe for food photography success is as follows: 1/4c Jackson Pollock, 1/2tbs Francis Mallman, seasoned with natural light and a dash of Daido Moriyama.

Roger Hoover, Food Photographer
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Tree City Coffee
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Food Photographer - Roger Hoover

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