Today I decided to take a look at the work of self-taught photographer Frank Hallam Day
Washington-based fine art photographer is a very busy man indeed, somehow finding the time to teach photography at multiple educational establishments as well as travelling the world talking some of the most interesting fine art photography that I have had the pleasure of seeing this year.
Frank’s work was first brought to my attention when I stumbled upon an article where Frank spoke about his work photographing ships hulls, producing a succession of images that contrast the rusting metal with the dark and foreboding water, something that I found rather interesting and I just had to find out more about the man behind the lens.
The first thing you notice about Frank’s work is that he doesn’t go in for overly complicated shots, instead he finds the beauty in the simple things, always managing to produce beautifully taken shots that are pleasing to the eye, not many photographers would have looked at a rusting ship and be confident enough to just photograph a small part of it, but Frank did and he managed to capture beauty in something that most people wouldn’t give a second thought.
Sublime simplicity is a theme that run’s through all of his work, be it the deepest part of a far off jungle, or down town Lahore, his work is always a pleasure to look at, with my personal favourites coming from his RV Night series and his work in Pakistan.
Here are some more examples of Franks Work
For more information check out his Website