Paul Van Hoy
Photography, Rochester New York United States
 
Share this portfolio

Contact details
One Pleasant St. Suite 605
Tel: 585 469-9558
Brief Summary
Paul D. Van Hoy II began his business at the age of sixteen in his Midwestern hometown of Evansville, Indiana. A native Hoosier, Van Hoy relocated his business to Western, NY in 2005, after being accepted into the prestigious graduate program at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where, in 2007, he earned his MFA in Fine Art Photography.

Also, in 2007, Van Hoy received worldwide recognition as Microsoft’s “Photographer of The Year,” and just 12-months later, in 2008, Creative Quarterly Magazine awarded Van Hoy the accolade of “Photographer of The Year.”

His award winning wedding photojournalism has been featured in popular magazines such as Brides and Bridal Magazine, Wedding Style, In Style Wedding, Modern Bride, and Martha Stewart Weddings.

His poignant and compelling fine art photography has been widely published in the US and abroad; PDN, Digital Photo Pro, After Capture, Professional Photographer, CMYK, Camera Arts, and Communication Arts.

Van Hoy takes a very delicate and personal approach to apprehending decisive moments when documenting weddings, and describes his style as a mixture of disciplines that combine formalism and fine art aesthetics with an inborn photojournalistic intuition.

"Interaction with strangers through an image capture device changes the dynamic of an already ambivalent relationship. It is crucial that the photographer be improvisational not only on a technical level, but his or her spontaneity should also extend to the persuasions necessary to gain the momentary trust of a desired subject."

Presently, Van Hoy resides in Rochester, NY where his destination wedding photography business, Fotoimpressions, is located. He documents approximately 30-40 weddings throughout the US annually and shoots advertising, stock, and travel photography during his off-season.

Some of his former and current clients include Forbes, Health and Wellness Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Adidas, Barilla, DKNY, Jones New York and Fossil Inc., among others.

Van Hoy recently published his first book on wedding photography, "Wedding Photojournalism The Business of Aesthetics" which was released by Amherst Media in March of 2011 and is available at all major booksellers.

His works are managed & represented by AGE Fotostock in Barcelona Spain.
Clients
Some of his former and current clients include Forbes, Health and Wellness Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Adidas, Barilla, DKNY, Jones New York and Fossil Inc., among others.
Advertisement

Where ‘finders’ meet creatives.
For networking, collaboration or inspiration.

Log in

Username:
Password:
OR
LinkedIn

Sign up for free, instantly.

I'm here to:
Set a User ID:
Enter your email address: