Edward Hoover

For me, photography is a creative outlet from my "real" job. I began shooting photos seriously in December 2006, after my parents bought me a digital point-and-shoot camera for Christmas. I'd roam the streets of Washington, D.C., camera in hand, photographing whatever caught my eye. I was unscientific and capricious, but this roam-and-shoot technique served me well in my travels, and particularly when I moved to Sydney, Australia -- it allowed me to explore an entirely new place with a photographer's eye, particularly architectural details and landscapes.
 
Now I'm back in Washington, I've learned a few more things, and I've upgraded my kit. I've since expanded to many different styles, including photojournalism, portraits, street photography, abstract and nature. My influences and heroes include Hiroshi Sugimoto, André Kertész, Sam Taylor-Wood, Andreas Gursky and Edward Burtynsky.
 
My usual gear is a Canon 5D SLR, with 24-105mm 2.4 and 50mm 1.4 lenses. But I've also recently come to embrace mobile phone photography as an additional method, using my iPhone 4S as a new tool of expression.
 
My work has been featured in Artforum magazine, in Roll Call, on DCist, ReadysetDC, NPR.org and We Love DC. In 2010, I made my gallery debut at the DCist Exposed photography show, and was the inaugural winner of the Mobile Phone category at FotoweekDC 2010. In 2011, I was again honoured to be a part of the DCist Exposed photography show at Long View Gallery in Washington.
 
You can also visit me on Flickr, follow me on Twitter (@EdHPhotos) or follow me on Instagram (edwardaggie98).

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