Frank grew up in South Africa where he studied fine art at the Johannesburg School of Art. While assisting the photographer Art Kane, he met the lighting cameraman Vilmos Zsigmond, whose lighting techniques were a radical influence.
He immediately started shooting tests using movie lighting techniques. Soon his new work started winning him awards and notice. His photography became known for its impeccably executed cinematic quality, as if the viewer has just walked into a movie.
Frank’s compositions also have a narrative quality that is suggestive and enigmatic.
Frank has won numerous international prizes, including awards from the NewYork Art Directors Club, the AOP, Communication Arts, London Photographic Awards and B&W Spider Awards.