From the heights of the Himalayas in January where temperatures rarely deviate from zero, to the tropical air of Agra in July, Frank Wing has focused his camera's eye on the junctions at which older culture impacts the new. From his 1,000 page book, Rodin's Art, of the Rodin sculptures in the Cantor Collection at Stanford to his friendship with Marcel Marceau documenting a one man art form before it was lost to this generation, Mr. Wing has delved in depth into the charm of the past and its continued influence on the present.
His landscapes reveal the presence of human interaction with it whether it is a farm house fence, or art or architecture. This belies his earlier profession as a landscape architect. While studying at Harvard he worked as a photographer at the Boston Globe forging a journalistic style with an architectural perspective and a consciousness for dramatic lighting as well as dramatic action.
He captures idiosyncratic observations and tenuous juxtapositions as well as elegant compositions of informational depth. At Hradcany Castle in Prague under a communist regime, he found an unmaintained wall of a medieval house proudly showcasing a cluster of flowers in front. In neighboring Hungary, he found a huge mural covering the inside (now outside) wall of a war damaged building stuck, from bureaucratic neglect, in its stark condition, made into art.
Cameron Arts offers a cross section of a few of Mr. Wing's wide ranging collection of personal insights into his world of past elegance and found arts.