Fran is drawn to objects that are shaped by human touch and show the passage of time; those with chinks, blemished glazes, tea stains, crazing, pulled threads, open weaves, alligatored paint, pitting, mottling, rust. She loves the richness of walnut, the clarity of maple and the comfort of honey pine. She seeks those unintuitive juxtapositions that make an image memorably unique--yet somehow familiar. Mixing wormholed cutting boards with finely slicked china, a mid-century-modern fork with an antique ironstone bowl--she blends her knowledge of props with our shared history of the meanings of things and" how" they mean to us.
While working within the parameters of a given aesthetic, she locates props that project the client's brand. She delights in finding the tiny details--a napkin's monogrammed corner, the powdery finish of an unglazed plate, the rattail at the back of an antique spoon--that make the biggest difference in communicating "the look" without blurring the client's focus.
She is a hunter and gatherer. Fran's experience has given her an interior map of just where these elusive objects are and how to secure them. From boutique precious to prop house grandeur, she sorts through mountains and bins and stacks of stuff to find props that take a photo from the ordinary to the extraordinary while most aptly expressing the mood her client's desires. She is an interpreter of dreams.
Fran has had the great fortune to work with highly talented photographers who value collaboration; clients and art directors who willingly articulate their vision through words and images; food stylists who can plonk as well as they can plate. She is ever thankful for assistants who anticipate the needs of all players on set. She is mindful of everyone's contribution to a successful photo shoot. She looks forward to working with you.