Frank began photography when he was nine years old, built a darkroom in the basement and has been doing photography ever since. Was photographer for high school and college newspapers and yearbooks. Graduated From Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in “Painting” where he helped set up the darkroom for the College’s then fledgling photography program. Then press photographer for the US Army
“A shortage of wealthy sponsors to support my painting led me to NYC to learn to become a commercial advertising photographer where I assisted a number of major New York photographers in fields of photographic illustration, still life, beauty and fashion and opened my own studio on E. 39th street in mid-Manhattan.”
accounts were “Ocean Spray Cranberries” at McCann-Erickson, “Lenox China” at Darcy Advertising, “Angel Face Cosmetics” at McCann-Erickson, and “Spic & Span” at Young & Rubicam. Others were “Rolex” watches, Marlboro cigarettes, Hasselblad cameras, Proctor and Gamble’s “Respond” shampoo, “Random House” books, “Ziff Davis” publishing’s Popular Boating, “Moran Towing” (tugboats), and Titleist golf balls.
Relocating to Boston’s Commercial Wharf and then Newbury street, business steadily grew from a struggling one man studio to a leading high end commercial photography operation working on major national and local accounts. During that time his work received over 100 awards culminating in a first place “Gold Pencil” in the most prestigious and massive international “New York One Show” contest.
Currently living on Cape Cod Frank is married to wife Stephanie writer/photographer and has three adult children and five grandchildren scattered between Burlington Vermont, Seattle Washington and Cape Cod.