An Artist in Many Realms
“I’m not just a photographer”
From the very beginning, Roberto Hogue has always been in creative fields. He got started as a graphic designer working in print publication and has designed for the YMCA, Mitsubishi, Columbia Records, Rhino Records, and the US Army to name a few. Having a crucial eye for layout and design as well as a strong writing voice, Roberto became the publisher for a monthly arts and entertainment magazine, The Mattress.
Based out of Thurston County, Washington, he grew this publication into six of the surrounding counties with a combined readership of over 40,000. This is where his innovative awareness pushed him to photography.
From here, he set out to find out everything he could about photography and when The Mattress was sold, he became a full-time professional photographer. But actually, it all started with a baby. Some friends from New York were in town visiting with their seven month old and Roberto agreed to do a sitting. From this one photo shoot, he started to get work shooting weddings, parties, and events in New York and LA most notably as the lead photographer for the Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee at the 1999 Democratic Convention in the Staples Center assigned to shoot every big-ticket fund-raising event as well as the Caucus events.
Invigorated by these experiences, Roberto continued his passion by learning every aspect of his craft from large format to digital encompassing almost every type of film and process. Peers and collectors alike all agree that his voice is easily recognizable and undeniable. Flamboyant colors, unbelievable angles and an imperceptible restlessness elevate his commercial work into something worthy of framing.
Photography and design aren’t his only passions. He’s also an accomplished web designer, oil painter, jewelry artist, ceramic artist, former opera singer, current musician, published writer, relationship blogger, screenwriter and a guy who knows his way around a sewing machine.
“Roberto is amazing! There wasn’t any part of that shoot where I wasn’t having a blast! The pictures came back OUT OF THIS WORLD.“
Sonja B — Model
“OMG, it’s like Christmas! Thank you Roberto soooo muck. I just got the images from out photo shoot. Swooning now. I just opened the first pic and I was like YES!“
Brooklyne M — Clothing Designer
“Roberto has an eye for color that really made my website stand out. I can’t wait to book him for another photoshoot“
Tracy G — Tantric Educator
“I love my pictures! Thank you thank you thank you!“
Katie R — Model
Thanks for viewing the world through my eyes — I hope you enjoy the work that I’m doing. Got an amazing project in mind? Get in touch!