Thank you for visiting my site.
My name is Francis but I also go by Franki and Frank.
I’ve been professionally doing photography since 2013.
I went through the Cuyahoga Community College Photography Program.
I self-taught myself how to work with old film cameras to better understand the digital counterpart.
I’m one of the few dog owning photographers (they tend to be cat people).
My first published photography came from the Iraq war where I served in the Marine Corps.
The first two weddings I photographed I did for free to start my portfolio.
I grew up in Parma but also have lived in Tremont, Lakewood, Parma Heights, Cleveland Heights, Milwaukee (WI) and Seven Hills.
I have a darkroom where I still develop prints in black and white.
I’ve been showcased during the Walkabout Tremont (Tremont Artwalk) 7 times.
My favorite camera of all time is my Yashica Model D where I found in the back of a thrift store and that’s where my love for medium format cameras began.
Don’t judge, I use both Apple and Window products!
I’m left handed but trained myself the opposite to better live in this right handed world.
I won the fine art award in high school that is given to just one senior from all three high schools in Parma.
I gifted my very first photographic transfer on painted wood.
I photograph weddings as a photojournalist to capture your day through emotion to tell your story.
I’ve been published in Mimi Vanderhaven twice as their featured artist of the month.
Mainly I love photography and anyway I can transform it into art.