B i o g r a p h y
Fine Art photographer Frank van Driel [1966, Leiden, the Netherlands] holds a master degree in Change Management and studied at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He grew up spending his summers at a family farm estate in Beekbergen. Here Frank was taught how to ride horses, hunt, fish and farm. With a keen eye for photography, he bought his first analog Hasselblad camera at the age of 19, and printed his own black & white photographs.
After a short career at KPMG Management Consulting, Frank picked up his camera again and made a 180 degree change in 2001. He first worked as a commercial photographer for advertising campaigns and high-end portraits. To realize then his true ambition of becoming a Fine Art photographer, and working mainly from his monumental studio in 's-Hertogenbosch, located in a former 15th century monastery.
Frank van Driel is inspired by the light and symbolism of Dutch and Flemish master painters of the 17th century. He plays with storytelling and 'The Art of Perception'. His serene, multi-layered series of contemporary still lifes and (nude) portraits connect past, present and future. They also reflect a great passion for purity, history and nature. The extensive oeuvre of the visual artist is captured in a first monograph, titled 'to be frank'.
The autonomous work of the photographer has been presented in Musea, both in The Netherlands and abroad. And also at art fairs such as KunstRAI, PAN Amsterdam, Rotterdam Contemporary and TEFAF Maastricht, and exhibited in cities like Amsterdam, Antwerp, Hong Kong and London. His work is internationally awarded and included in the collections of many private collectors and companies.
All prints are individually signed and numbered, and always accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.