July/August Preview: Photographer Bill Frakes

Bill Frakes

Tyler Messersmith and his daughters June (left) and Ava (right) look out over their ranch outside Lakeside, Nebraska. Photo by Bill Frakes

Coming up in the July/August issue of Digital Photo Pro, we profile globe-traveling photographer and Nikon Ambassador Bill Frakes.

Frakes started his documentary/photojournalism career at the Miami Herald in 1979, covering subjects ranging from Hurricane Andrew to Cuba, before moving on to shoot a wide variety of assignments for Sports Illustrated.

His long career has evolved over time, with Frakes’ co-founding Straw Hat Visuals in 2008, a transmedia company integrating stills, audio and video to create dynamic multi-platform stories. His most current project is the Nebraska Project. Says the fifth-generation Nebraskan, “The Nebraska Project is a love song to the place that’s given me so much. It’s a compilation of work my business partner, Laura Heald, and I have done in the state over the past three years.”

Bill Frakes
A buffalo at sunset in Rose, Nebraska.

Look for the full article by Mark Edward Harris when the issue goes on newsstands July 4, 2017. To see more of Bill Frakes’ photography, go to billfrakes.com, strawhatvisuals.com and nebraskaproject.com

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