Working in the field of commercial photography, Frank Gross, originally from South Africa, recently turned his practice to art, bringing his work to bear all of life’s experiences and influences
His journey has allowed to him to move freely between genres, from portraiture, still life, landscape all the way to conceptual photography.
He has this “simple belief that if I photograph those things that touch my heart, I will in some way touch the hearts of those who view my work.”
An implied narrative is unknowingly performed by real ‘actors’ on a real ‘stage’. The images are placed at the intersection of documentary and poetry, found and constructed. Polarities are at play. The men and women are on the edge, of where they were and are going to be, neither happy nor sad but are within themselves. Windows, mirrors and frames draw the viewer in, to subconsciously ask “What’s their story ?”, “What ‘sack of rocks’ might they be carrying ?”, “What do I have in common with this?”. The answer is suspended. It’s an untold story left open to the viewer to contemplate and complete.