Published on January 8, 2015
Lexia Frank is a highly sought after fine art wedding and portrait film photographer based in Portland, Oregon who regularly shoots throughout the continental United States as well as internationally. As a former ballet dancer with the Madison Ballet, she attributes her love for the human form and the arts from her years in training, and she translates this beautifully into her photography. While obtaining her degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin she fell in love with the traditional practices of film photography, and continues to use these methods of image making in her business which helps to set her apart from the slew of digital media in this current age. In her work, she aspires to create honest, raw, quietly emotional imagery. In 2011 Lexia won the prestigious Canon Project Imagin8ion Contest chosen by Ron Howard as the winner from amongst almost 100,000 photographs. The chosen photograph went on to inspire the award winning film “When You Find Me”, directed by Academy Award winning director Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard. Ron Howard says about Lexia’s work: “It’s dramatic, it’s utterly human, powerfully relatable. (Her work) spoke so pointedly, powerfully, to a very relatable set of human emotions.” She, as well as her work, have graced the cover of many national magazines such as BabyTalk, Rangefinder, and Veil magazine; exhibited in galleries; and authored many articles on photography. She has been interviewed for magazines and news programs alike, and as an industry leader she also teaches master classes at the world’s largest photography convention- WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International). Her work has taken her all over the world- to Africa, the Middle East, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and beyond. In the future she hopes to continue to tell people’s stories photographically here in the US and beyond, and to teach her two young boys the art of slowing down to appreciate the beauty that is this life.