Frank Ishman

Frank I.

Chicago, IL

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Frank delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 15 to 60, males 15 to 50 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2013

Photographer Frank has traveled extensively, living and working in various cities around the world.

Bringing his unique vision, ardent sense of lighting, and strong work ethic to each shoot, Frank has produced an impressive collection of commercial, narrative and fine art work.
From celebrities and CEO’s to rap stars and children, Frank’s commercial work includes advertising campaigns, celebrity portraiture, magazine spreads, non-profit assignments and fashion. Never without a camera, Frank's fine art work takes aim at the everyday, the subject and their environment - always evolving, always finding a unique way of documenting existence.

Born in Connecticut and raised in southern California, Frank is at home on sets having worked as a child actor for many years in Los Angeles. Frank has lived in London, India, New Zealand, Chicago, and now after more than a decade in New York, and after a brief stint in California Frank is now based in Chicago, right in the middle.


Work has appeared in: Fader, Conde Nast, InStyle Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Design Bureau, Hawai’l Magazine, Angeleno, World Bride Magazine, I Am Entertainment, DC Magazine, Locale LA, QSR Magazine, Locale Magazine San Diego, CBS Watch Magazine, Vegas Magazine, Riviera Orange County Magazine, Where LA Magazine, Huffington Post


Range of clients include: BLT, Epson US, Epson Latin America, LaFace Records, 20th Century Fox, Bank of America, Showroom 7, Paramount, Art Institute of Chicago, Amour Creole, Feltraiger, Jewish Defense Council, Phillip Morris, New York Department of Corrections, Crispy Productions, DayNa Decker, Cue Art Foundation, John Malkovich's The Good Canary, International Refugee Committee, General Board of Global Ministries, American Cancer Society, Todd Bracher Designs, Humanscale,, Pratt School, Mirsk, Sunglasses Hut, Anti- Defamation League, Houston Hospitality, Trinayan Dance Theater


Filter Chicago - Advisory Board Member 2016

Film Still Credits:

Teacher In A Box - Directed by Tanuj Chopra - 2014
Imperial Dreams - Directed by Malik Vitthal - 2013
Wilderness of James - Directed by Michael Johnson - 2012
Like Crazy - Directed by Drake Doremus - 2011
Spooner - Directed by Drake Doremus - 2009

Articles about Frank:

Design Bureau, Inspiration issue, “Reflection” - September 2013
Root Hill Coffee Shop Blog Interview - November 2011

Image Loaned:

Senator Barack Obama, Three School Girls, Freetown, Sierra Leone - 2008

Exhibitions (Group):

Draft FCB Gallery, Chicago, Illinois - 2013 Donated Image, Art Basel, Miami, Florida - "The Empowerment Project for Haiti" - 2010 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, New York - “Top 25 Photographs” - 2009
Usable- Space, Milwaukee, “Light” 2015

Adorama Pix, New York, New York - "Ones to Watch" - 2009

Teaching and Lectures:

Ignited Advertising Agency, “Work History and Photographic Process” - 2013

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Photographer / Artist / Creative
Jan 1995 - Present

Los Angeles
Studio Mgr. / Producer
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Photographer / Creative
Frank Ishman

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Mobile: 917-204-1777
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Jan 1994 - Jan 2013
Frank Ishman

I assisted some of the top photographer in the world from Arnold Newman to Mary Ellen Mark and Brigitte Lacombe and everyone in between.

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