Frank Liu, Photographer
Frank Liu is a wildlife fine arts photographer residing in central Florida. He began studying drawing during the weekends in middle school in Nanning city, Guangxi Province, China. While majoring in Chinese literature in college, he developed an interest in photography. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he worked at the college’s Audio-Visual Education Center as a cameraman making geographic educational videos and documentaries. At the same time, he was also a freelance photographer for “Guangxi Pictorial” Magazine and Director of Photography for a TV drama series for the Guangxi TV station. He wrote, shot, and edited "Poetry of the Sea" and won the Best Artistic Short Program Award from Guangxi TV Station. In the late 1980s, he came to the United States to study for his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. After graduation, he worked at Jones Production, a film production company in Little Rock, Arkansas, as a computer animator. In the late 1990s, he moved to Central Florida and worked as a freelance computer animator and motion graphics designer. He won the first prize in the animation category of the American Advertising Awards, formerly known as the ADDYs, in 1995, and a Telly Award for a cooperative video in 2004. Later, he was busy helping his wife run her business that provides behavior analysis services for autistic children. Recently, he has devoted himself to the art of photography.
Frank’s educational and cultural influences from both the East and the West, his artistic background, and mastery of photography allow him to express his thoughts and emotions in a unique style.