James Frank will talk about The Art of Photography – Learning to See. He will discuss his journey about learning to see as a photographer and visual artist, including watersheds in understanding the process and what makes photography unique as an art form.
James Frank is an interpreter of nature and a creator of simple and dynamic images. His photographs display a thoughtful understanding of the nuances of light and atmosphere and their effect upon tone, color and the expression of a subject. Practicing keen observation of our natural world, he combines an extraordinary eye for design with patience and determination when making photographs. For more than 35 years, Frank has lived near Rocky Mountain National Park, photographing the unique beauty of this wild place in all its moods and seasons.
Frank’s photographs have been published world-wide in numerous books and magazines. His commercial credits include such clients as DuPont, L.L. Bean, and American Express. Nature and landscape photographs of his work are displayed for sale at his gallery, Aspen and Evergreen, in Estes Park, Colorado. He and his wife, Tamara, are the gallery owners. Earthwood Gallery on Pearl Street Mall in Boulder also displays his fine art prints. Frank’s publishing company, Our Natural Heritage Publishing, now publishes his books and annual scenic calendar of Rocky Mountain National Park, released each spring.
Five books about Colorado places have been published featuring the photographs of James Frank. Magic in the Mountains: Estes Park, Colorado, was published by Our Natural Heritage Publishing and is a regional best-seller. Three previous titles – James Frank’s Colorado, A Portrait of Rocky Mountain National Park, and A Portrait of Pikes Peak Country, quickly became Colorado best-sellers upon their releases.
Frank’s calendar, books and fine art prints are available on-line at JamesFrank.com and in many bookstores along Colorado’s Front Range and Estes Park.