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Frank Smith – Invision Artist

I was first introduced to photography at the early age of three by my grandfather and since then I have been intrigued with this form of art. At this young age, I obviously did not have any formal training which allowed me the freedom to explore without any preconceived ideas or rules. I had only to watch and learn from my grandfather.

Today I am part of the elite Olympus Visionary team and my focus is on travel, industrial ruins, architecture, outdoors, abstract/art and philanthropic photojournalism. I constantly try to look beyond the obvious and see into or beyond the initial subject. I see patterns, light, colors, reflections, and geometry in a whole new way when I have my camera in my hand. Photography allows me this adventure and way of seeing things so differently.

I believe photography is a constantly changing art form and as such, I try to stay current by teaching several workshop/classes every year. I also do exhibits at different locations throughout the year. As a photographer, I see myself as an artist.

I have learned through my travels and working with various other photographers, that I can leverage my skills in a philanthropic photojournalistic way. Capturing stories such as sex-trafficking in Mumbai and regional corruption in areas such as South Sudan and Haiti to help bring awareness and aid to these issues. Being able to use my skills and resources through photography adds to my passion.