Now in his early sixties, Frank Beardsley's main stay in life has been
engineering and architecture, although the true Passion throughout
his life has been photography. His training in architecture and
engineering details can be seen as his keen eye captures true and
natural beauty in his camera lens. The techniques he has developed
through the years relate to both the “details of engineering” and
his “natural artistic flair”. These elements coupled with his love
of "nature” and “beauty of form” consistently show in the
composition and presentation of his works. His eye for detail also
accounts for his custom designed and hand made picture frames.
His "Signature Series" photographs are not available without his
frames as he feels they enhance the total experience of his art, and
that indeed, they are a part of his art.
Presently, he is mostly only known locally because his Editions are so
extremely small and He Has Chosen to remain in small local venues. Will
this concealed state last or is he destined to emerge and become one of
the true greats of modern photography simply due to the brilliance of his
works. Only time and this continued new exposure will tell for sure, but
we have an idea of which one it will be.
He has been interviewed several times and always seems to be asked if
he is related to the artist Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898). His response
is always the same, “gee, I'm not sure” he says with a definite sparkle in
his eyes and a whimsical little grin that really says, maybe, but I'm not
In one of his interviews, he offered the following query; "We have all
heard the architectural statement that "form follows function", but
does form follow beauty or does beauty follow form?" He summed it
up with the simple truth, "form is beauty".
The International Library of Photography
THE BEST PHOTOS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS OF 2007
Library of Congress ISBN 0-7951-5306-6