Frank Herrera: All About Light

By Nancy McKeithen


Ask photographer Frank Herrera what about his work makes it uniquely his, and even though he tells you, you still may not know. “I look at my own work around here,” he says, waving a hand at his office walls, lined with photographs from over four decades. “I have combinations of textures and lines and technical stuff, but then some of them have an extra thing you can’t put your finger on.” That indefinable “extra thing” is the what.

“Everything refers to something else,” says Herrera. “I can look at objects and see that they have a meaning beyond their physical being,” beyond merely face value. His photographs often imply an untold story, and leave just enough ambiguity for more than one interpretation.


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