When I came across the photographic work of Scott Frances, I was really taken back. It wasn’t only the subject matter but it was the precise clarity in which these mid century interiors and architecture were captured. Scott has stood and absorbed some amazing places, I can almost feel the reverence and respect that he has for his subjects as I look through these stunning images. I love that he was raised in a home filled with mid century furniture. I asked Scott if I could share some of his work, I believe I can speak for everyone, thanks Scott!
Born to a NYC home filled with mid-century furniture, the son of an advertising executive and a magazine editor, Scott was seemingly predestined to follow his path in architectural photography. After completing his journalism, art history and applied arts studies at Northwestern University, Scott returned to NYC to work under the auspices of the great American architectural photographer, Ezra Stoller. It was during this time that he began to document the work of the architect Richard Meier, a collaboration that continues to this day.
His images reflect the synthesis of his interests in the relationship between the human figure and it’s environment, the rendering of naturally motivated atmospheric light, and his journalist’s instinct to clearly and concisely tell a story. The compositions and narrative themes in his work incorporate and speak to recurrent threads throughout art history.
Scott employs high resolution camera platforms to capture his images, a medium that has allowed him to return to his roots in formal drawing and painting, and to infuse the imagery with the tonality and light quality inherent to Renaissance and Impressionist painting. In studio Scott collaborates with master photoshop artists, on location he works closely with architects, writers and other visual artists to achieve a fuller realization of their imaginations.