Raised between the United States and the Netherlands, Frank is a
California native with strong European cultural roots. His American father
taught him the value of a strong work ethic as well as nurturing his creative
intelligence. From his mother he absorbed a classically Dutch love for the
beautiful, simple things – a sensibility often reflected in his images.
Enjoyment of photography came early to him. At 12 he picked
up his first camera, and by 17 had parlayed his photographs into a local skate
magazine (the Rag), documenting his peers in the skate scene. Seeking a more
formal education in photography, Frank then attended Brooks Institute in Santa
Upon completion of his degree, Frank began working in Los Angeles,
first for renowned photographer Matthew Rolston, and then as a sought-after
freelance assistant for an impressive list of industry leaders, ranging from
Helmut Newton to Hedi Slimane (and seemingly everyone in between).
Hungry to use the knowledge he had gained, Frank struck out on his
own, forging long-lasting relationships with clients such as Fossil, Living
Proof Inc, and Calvin Klein. His current work includes a bit of everything
- Brand Campaigns (Living Proof), BTS (Calvin Klein, Miu-Miu), Social
Media (Coach, Tods), and even some still life (YSL Beaute, Hugo Boss).
Looking to keep working at the heart of what drives him, Frank has
recently begun a long-term documentary project focusing on small ranching towns
in the West. The first installment, “Alamo, Nevada”, was hung in a
group show in Los Angeles in May 2019.
Frank currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife, two children,
and a 19 year old cat named Lucy. He is represented by Victoria Brynner at Stardust Brands.