Pressler - Behind the Scene

Posted by Frank Relle on Jul 10, 2019 4:56:00 PM

Early in my career a seasoned photographer offered the following advice, ‘If you’re going to speak visually, use visual language. Don’t use written language to speak visually.’ I took his words to heart not only avoiding photographing subjects like the word ‘bar’ in front of bar but also steering clear of visual symbols used with such frequency they have a predefined meaning. 

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Topics: Photograph Story

Montgomery-Grace - Behind the Scene

Posted by Frank Relle on May 20, 2019 4:54:00 PM

By Ash Wednesday morning at 4am, everything was cleared away. The neutral ground was raked clean of beads. No ladders held their spaces. In the silence, voices and parade brass echoed. Memory hung in the trees along St. Charles like beads. 

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Topics: Photograph Story

Michael P. Smith Award

Posted by Frank Relle on Apr 15, 2019 2:34:00 PM

For many years, I’ve looked up to people who received this award. Michael P. Smith was a great documentarian, a visual anthropologist, his whole body of work is an amazing inspiration for me. You can read my statement below that was published in the LEH's magazine 64 Parishes.

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Topics: Press, Awards & Honors

Photographer Books

Posted by Frank Relle on Feb 4, 2019 2:29:21 PM


I compiled a list of recommend readings for learning and understanding photography. These books are part of my personal collection and I think they are helpful for new or experienced photographers. I hope you enjoy.   

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Topics: Photographer Resources

Sleep in the Swamp

Posted by Frank Relle on Feb 1, 2019 5:40:14 PM

Here are a few nearby state parks that offer overnight cabin and camping accommodations along with canoe and kayak rental. These are where I first started making my swamp photographs. 

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Topics: Explore the Swamp, Recommendations

French Quarter Favorites

Posted by Frank Relle on Feb 1, 2019 5:03:10 PM

A sampling of our favorite French Quarter spots for food, music, drinks, books, and views of New Orleans past.

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Topics: French Quarter, Recommendations