Fran Rahl

Photographer Male Baltimore, Maryland, US
My Website: Fran Rahl Photo
Mayhem # 3023145

About Me

“Give an infinite number of Nikons to an infinite number of monkeys, and you will eventually get another “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico”.

I’ve been one of the self-taught monkeys for more than 50 years. Still no “Moonrise”, but I enjoy the shooting and occasionally create an interesting picture. From the beginning, I’ve done all of my own processing, shooting B&W film and chromes, and now all digital. The digital switch has been reinvigorating, permitting all of the processing work to be done in a very comfortable environment, often accompanied by food, beverage, and light.

My adolescent interest in photography was piqued by the secret acquisition of a book by famed glamor and figure photographer Peter Gowland. Figure photography remains a primary interest, over a half century later, although I have begun photographing draft horse (the big ones – Percherons and Clydesdales) events in a more photo-journalistic style.

I often shoot with my wife Debra Rahl who started as my model and has become a serious photographer of figures, landscapes, and animals.

In addition to Peter Gowland, I have been inspired by many of the prominent photographers and painters of the last century, and by many friends who are professional artists. I travel extensively and have visited many of the great and small museums in the world.

I have had the opportunity to publicly display my photographs at: Angelfall Studios Gallery, The Carriage House Gallery, The Adler Gallery, the SoWeBo Arts Gallery, Zella's, Gallery 788, and the lobby of the Charles Theater.

See more of our work in the Sowebo Arts Poster Show and Auction --


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