Robert Ferd Frank
3rd Place - Honor of Distinction
South-side character, St. Louis Missouri
Biography: I've been shooting photographs and painting since 2000, self taught in both. I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by many talented local artists which have been a great influence on me. My painting techniques were developed by painting on art cars and watching others paint. My photography began with the introduction of the digital age. I became fascinated the use of Photoshop and various other programs for digital artwork. My obsession with the camera came later, somewhere around 2005.
My early years as an artist were focused mainly on music. I first played trumpet in high school,...