Kevin Hoover lives and works in New York City. With a passion for capturing the beauty of both men and architecture, he has specialized himself in fitness and urban landscape photography. Two things that go really well together as we have witnessed on many occasions already. Though inspired by photography masters such as Skrebneski, Adams, Scavullo and Avedon, it is the art of his colleagues today like Rick Day, Thomas Synnamon and Justin Monroe that get Kevin’s creative juices flowing.
Always on the look for models who exude masculinity and can step out on the edge, Kevin Hoover made the bold decision some time ago to create his version of the Fight Club theme. Not an easy decision, mind you, since, as mentioned before, this theme has been explored by many photographers before. But is there anything more exciting than two hot and sexy guys wrestling or fighting. Probably yes, but not much. And so the challenge lies not so much in the fighting scenes itself, but more in the overall look and feel of it. The first obstacle was of course the choice of models. Something Kevin overcame with glory if you ask us. When he casted Dee Whitt and Adam Ruiz he couldn’t have made a better choice. Then there was the choice of location, and this is where Kevin surprises us first. Because in contrary to what one would expect from an experienced urban landscape photographer in new York, Kevin choose a very neutral background.
Finally there is the finishing touch. Kevin Hoover polished and photoshopped his portraits and filtered them into a style that adds a level of glamour to this set which is uncanny for the theme. Kind of a Fight Club meets Beefcake with a touch of Rick Day and Justin Monroe, but shaped and molded in Kevin Hoovers own artistic style. Et voila, Fight Club anno 2012 by Kevin Hoover. –BM-
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