After studying Visual Communication and Graphic Arts at the Charpentier Academy i have worked in Advertising as an Art Director for many years before becoming a Professional Photographer.
My approach to Photography is transcripted by interpreting the real to build a surreal feeling, by the form or with scene-setting manipulations, surfing on the thin border beetween truth and transfiguration.
I find a part of my inspiration in dramatic lightning of classic painting, history and "film noir", i am also inspired by using the darkness of night as a studio.
My commercial Photography is specialised in Architecture, Interior Design, Portrait, Landscape and Documentary.
Based in Paris, i work for Magazines, Advertising Agencies and Architecture Publications.
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About me :
This man sets traps.
Traps of light, instincts, areas where a personality may appear, an animal may quiver. Capturing this furtive instinct.
“I look for that rare moment when the person is themselves, and not what they are looking to project…” says Frank. But Frank Kappa does not give in to the temptation of gonzo photography, which forces nature rather than captures it. To capture the unveiling, he has a rigorous strategy. He sets up his frames very precisely, chisels the light, brings down the giant and sublimates the microscopic. And he then waits to capture the image. For magazines, advertisers or personal projects, from tribes in New Caledonia to Parisian high society, he hunts down that fragile moment of truth, a vibrant second in the perfect frame. Leaving the poetry, the emotion, the unrest to the subject, he is in control of the rest. The frightening efficiency of the trap …