I have always enjoyed photography. I grew up in a house with ten siblings and every family get together seemed to involve a relative or two trying to memorialize the occasion on film. “Did it flash?” is still a running joke in our family. In high school I was a yearbook photographer during the days of darkrooms and chemical baths. Even as I spent much of my adulthood working as a counseling psychologist, I always seemed to find time to slip away in the evening or on the way to the office to capture the beauty around me. Vacations were often backpacking or kayaking adventures loaded with breathtaking scenery and wildlife. Fast forward to 2020 when I, along with a lifelong friend, decided to go into business together literally weeks before Covid stopped my day job in its tracks. With my new found freedom and a desire to shed a few pounds I took to going for long walks or paddle with my camera. Being blessed to live on a lake near Rockford, Michigan that is surrounded by woods and fields I began to discover the abundance of wildlife and flora within a few hours of our home. Whether watching a bald eagle snatch her breakfast from our lake or startling a whitetail deer into bounding across a wheat field with its twin fawns, I love the thrill of the unexpected subject of the day filling my lens. I hope you enjoy them as well.
Frank's ArtPrize Entries
These are Frank's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.