Frank Zhen has been a professional glamour photographer for a little over 6 years. He is located in the greater Los Angeles area, where he grew up and lived for most of his life. He has never attended a photography school, taken any photography classes or seminars. Every aspect of photography that he has mastered was self taught. Over the course of hundreds of photo shoots and thousands of images, he has obtained a skill level matched by few. All of it learned behind the camera, not in a classroom.
His interest in photography started when joined his high school yearbook staff as a photographer. Due to a lack of funds, he set aside his pursuit of photography after high school to focus on College. Shortly after college, he purchased his first camera, a Nikon D70. With his interest in photography renewed, and the right equipment, Frank began his pursuit to become a professional photographer. Today he owns multiple cameras and lenses that all contribute, along with his talent and expertise, to his amazing images.
Frank’s work has been featured in numerous magazines, including Maxim, FHM (For Him Magazine), American Curves and many online magazines. He also shoots weddings, portraits and many other genres. However, he is best known for his Lifestyle and Glamour images. He’s made an art form of capturing the beauty in every model and subject he shoots. Frank’s philosophy and underlying drive in photography is that he will always be a student of this art. By constantly seeking new approaches and ideas, equipment, lighting, and processing.
He has always been inspired by the words of Henri Cartier, “In the end, however you aim the camera, push the button and see if you’re rewarded. The outcome is always the rewarding.”