about - frankdamon
<p>I developed an interest in photography in my pre-teen years growing up in Los Angeles. I have always been intrigued by what the camera could do and still remember using flash bulbs in my Kodak camera in my youth. But being a lawyer all my adult life, my left brain was tugging with more intensity than my right brain, which creates creative obstacles but surmountable challenges. The dawning of the digital era has amazed me and wrapped its technical arms around me and dragged me in. The great Henri Cartier-Bresson has said that your first 10,000 photos are your worst. Malcolm Gladwell in "The Outliers" has stated that it takes at least 10,000 hours of work to begin to be successful. The inspirational Guy Tal recently blogged that "Photographs are created in the blink of the shutter. Photography is built up over a lifetime." As I continue my journey through life, I realize that while the camera is a necessary component of photography, it is the photographer who must evolve and grow to find his or her true vision in this medium. The bottom line: this stuff is fun!   I am also a proud member of the <a href="http://www.laphotoproject.com"><font color="#5CA5EE"> Los Angeles Photography Project</font></a>, a consortium of talented  photographers who photograph all things Los Angeles. </p>
<p>MY EQUIPMENT: <br />
  CANON 5D Mark 3 <br />
  Fisheye EF 15mm 1:2.8 <br />
  50mm 1:1.4 <br />
  85mm 1:1.8 <br />
  17-40mm f/4.0 L <br />
  24-105mm f/4.0 L <br />
  70-200mm f/4.0 L IS <br />
  70-300 mm f/4.0-5.6L IS <br />
  100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS <br />
  100mm Macro f/2.8 L IS <br />
  Various Singh Ray and Lee filters <br />
  Induro C213 tripod <br />
  Acratech GV2 Ballhead <br />
  Camera bag(s)-too many to list!</p>

I developed an interest in photography in my pre-teen years growing up in Los Angeles. I have always been intrigued by what the camera could do and still remember using flash bulbs in my Kodak camera in my youth. But being a lawyer all my adult life, my left brain was tugging with more intensity than my right brain, which creates creative obstacles but surmountable challenges. The dawning of the digital era has amazed me and wrapped its technical arms around me and dragged me in. The great Henri Cartier-Bresson has said that your first 10,000 photos are your worst. Malcolm Gladwell in "The Outliers" has stated that it takes at least 10,000 hours of work to begin to be successful. The inspirational Guy Tal recently blogged that "Photographs are created in the blink of the shutter. Photography is built up over a lifetime." As I continue my journey through life, I realize that while the camera is a necessary component of photography, it is the photographer who must evolve and grow throughout life to find his or her true vision in this medium.


My images have won awards and have been featured in various books, magazines, newspapers and museums.  I have also taught photography to high school students under the auspices of Prime Time LAUSD in Los Angeles, culminating in a showing entitled "Teen Perspective: Urban Landscape" which was held in El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY EDUCATION CATALOGUE - FALL 2016

THE GETTY INTERVIEW - APRIL 2016

DTLA-Birthday Wishes from Elias

PALISADES NEWS - OCTOBER 2015

TEEN PERSPECTIVE: URBAN LANDSCAPE - JUNE 2011

PALISADIAN-POST - MAY 2011