fran gardino home page
photo web site contains a web-based "open studio"
photographer francis gardino
call me a painterly photographer, partly due to the influence of my BFA
in Painting from Mass Art. If this is true then I am also, at
least partly, an “en plein aire” photographer searching for open and
natural light. If it is not true, then it is because my work is
"photographic" in the pure and experimental traditions of many past and
As a child, my father would take me for short
drives to the beach in Revere and Mystic Lakes where we would draw
trees and ocean waves crashing to the shore. Today, I shoot
photos to capture photographic moments of impact in many of the same
and similar places. My panoramas printed on large canvases
the viewer in these printed scenes with multiple focal points, which in
turn result in multiple momentous impacts. Although I shoot
non-panoramas as well, often while photographing landscapes I am
no longer satisfied with a single shot.
All of my panoramas are multiple-shot
sequences which are stitched together using Photoshop Merge.
images reflect the process of me panning and tilting my camera to
capture the scene, much like a cinematographer would capture a movie
scene, then printed with pigment inks on archival
photo paper or canvas.
portrait of fran: born in malden, grew up in everett, drives a honda
(sorry, now a prius)
Map of Fran's Installations
PageThe Eternal City
Sicilian home of my maternal grandparents
in honor of the 100th anniversary of their emigration to Boston
Sicilian home of my paternal grandparents,
both in honor of 2013, the Year of Italian Culture in the USA
35 Years & 1000+ works by Sciacca Sculptor Filippo
aka "the village madman"
PageNow Sicilian, once ancient Greek city
Decordova Wall Proposal Page!
Did you ever come across one of those walls you just obsessed about?
few photos of
some Massachusetts Sheep
photo books for sale:
"The Sky Mourns"
Boston Pops 4th of July Fireworks 2013 photo book in honor of the Marathon victims
the Sky Fiery"
hardcover and paperback book versions of
Boston Pops Fireworks photos
comments from H.H.
Hanson of Pyro Spectaculars, Inc. regarding fran's fireworks photos:
"As the fireworks company who
actually creates and fires the show for the Boston Pops,
we were struck with the beauty
of your photos... and… well… WOW!"
240 pages of Manhole Cover photos
valves and misc asphalt markings representing over 14 years of
exploration. Now with an Introduction by Debbie Hagan, former Editor-in-Chief of Art New Emgland
cloud photo book that was created in
conjunction with fran's show
at the Midland Center for the Arts, Midland MI --- Spring
show review by Sue White of MLive.com
photography sets the stage with shots taken from an airplane,
down on the cloud cover from above.
canvas, they are museum-quality reproductions,
with the look of fine art."
web-based photo collections:
everett tin pans (panoramas)
other fine findings by fran including chelsea &
boston pops 2009
it's like they said,
the best year yet". see you there next year
boston pops 2013
fireworks pageI call them
"Agave in the Wind" since they took on a new look this year
the great Charles
pics "work in progress" of the beautiful Boston River
21 photos at brighton heritage museum from sept 17 to nov 6, 2010
wife, we are here in a paradise", governor winthrop 1630
during the time it takes for the shutter to open and close
looking into the winter
sun at a
home of the Jesuits
manhole covers etc.
photos from around the world
juried photos used on google 2d and 3d maps
photo proposals on buildings and public places
format Logan Airport 10' x 30' installation and 100 photos shot mostly
from airline windows
tarweb music page
in appreciation of african american music
the ocean's edge page
31 photos from the photo show at Marblehead Art Association August 2012
nahant beach page
wonder about the importance of nahant over the past thousand years
coastal pics (seaweed etc)
shots of weeds that look a bit like familiar foods
area, mayan ruins and uniquely mayan/christian gravestones
rock of ages
panoramas of the vermont quarry and some images of special granite
mix of charming, beauty and spectacular views
fun translations of muddy dog paw track photos
hear audio interviews of fran by norm thibeault:
audio podcast #1
audio podcast #2
read articles about fran in his local newspaper:
iovino in allston/brighton tab: oct 1, 2010
varma in allston/brighton tab: nov 18, 2010
and a web article:
juhi varma blog at bu
franbio & statement: franbio