Fran is a an experienced versatile London photographer. He is equally capable to work in a studio and on location, using a natural light, flash, studio setups or a mix of light sources he can apply a variety of photographic genres to fulfil the brief.
Fran has a vast experience in photographing people, either in posed settings for portrait, editorial and lifestyle photography shoots or through a more unpredictable documentary/reportage style. He is equally capable to photograph architecture & interiors, food and products in the studio settings. Plus events... and many of them! Indoor or outdoor, corporate and private.
I love the unpredictability. Every job is different and although my experience helps me to plan and predict certain things, surprises still happen and I love that!
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many different types of shoots in the past for a variety of clients - from individuals to global image agencies. I made them special by listening to my client's wishes and working hard to portray the subject in the best, yet still believable light.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
My portraiture and documentary projects have been shortlisted for various awards internationally, including:
2014 • Renaissance Photography Prize ("Belonging" Single Image Category Winner), Getty Images Gallery, London
2011 • 6th Annual Black & White Spider Awards (Nominated), Photo Paper B&W • Prix de la Photographie (Gold Award in Photojournalism), Espace Dupon, Paris • Foto8 Summer Show, HOST Gallery, London • London Photographic Awards: Let's Face it 7 (Series - Commended), The Assembly Rooms, London
2010 • International Photography Awards / Lucie Awards (Two Honourable Mentions) • Magenta Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers from Canada, UK and US (Honorable Mention)
2009 • British Journal of Photography International Photography Award (Shortlisted) • London Photographic Awards: Let's Face it 5 (Series - Commended), Calumet Drummond Street, London.
A fun fact about this photographer
I still own an old school large format camera which requires a dark blanket to hide under in order to view what its to be photographed upside down!