oddities: a new journey
After 4 long years I can finally say, "I've beat the Big C - Cancer." I win!
Hi, I'm Frank and I'm an award winning commercial and fine art photographer.
In my first year of struggle with cancer almost 4 years ago, I wasn't able to do much work and had absolutely no money coming in. I quickly went through what little savings I had and closed down my photography studio and lost a place to live.
My good friends and family helped me through and helped me with places to live and money when they could. I ended up applying for early Social Security only to find it's not enough to pay for a decent place to live and the expenses that come with it.
As a photographer I've exhibited in one man shows and group shows across the country and have been published nationally.
My goal is to continue taking photos for a number of personal projects and themes, but the one I'm most crazy about is the one that's the most crazy-wacky.
I'm not a landscape photographer by any means and these photos won't be stunning Ansel Adams type photos.They're going to be wacky gonzo photos of the odd ball things I see on my travels. And you all can keep track by following my soon to appear blog. The ultimate dream goal of course, is a compilation in book form.
In order to do as much as possible and stay out longer, making my way from Portland, Oregon to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...
As I said SS retirement money is just not enough to keep 'my walkabout' going.
So this all comes as a long needed break and a celebration of living through cancer. This trip has always been a passion of mine. Photography is my life. I'm single, an only child (man), cancer free for now, and finally free to get on with my own life. Certainly a dream of many.
... and PTSD sucks!
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