For decades now, the fashion world has been inspired by the elements of street chic - from hippie, to punk, to hip-hop and everything in between - transforming them almost overnight into Haute Couture. Graffiti, the art of street culture, was Frank B.'s original passion, distributing his love for life, art, and women throughout the streets of New York and Phoenix.
When he was still bombing trains in the yard and subway tunnels, he began work as a photo assistant to Mario Sorrenti, transforming his artistic focus from the subversive to the sublime. After three years of experience as an assistant, he found his expression through makeup, an indirect inheritance of his father's legacy, former hair stylist for the inimitable Judy Garland.
Frank B. began with the Wall Group in 1997, and has since worked with, in addition to Sorrenti, such photographers as Tom Munro, Steven Klein, Herb Ritts, Patrick Demarchelier, Paolo Roversi, Raymond Meier, Alexei Hay, Nathaniel Goldberg, Terry Richardson, Glen Luchford, and Cedric Buchet.
As a result, his work has appeared all over the world. Leading fashion through the pages of publications such as Vogue (American, French, British, Chinese, Italian, Japanese), W, and Allure. Innovating with the likes of Numéro, Another Magazine, 10, V Magazine, Purple, and many more.
Such consistent and prolific work has lead many designers to trust and rely on Frank to portray their concept. His campaign list includes: Chanel, YSL, Jimmy Choo, Armani, Missoni, Alberta Ferretti, Ungaro, Lanvin, Levis, Gap, Coach, Kenneth Cole, Loewe, Shiseido, Valentino Roma, Cerruti 1881, Banana Republic, Joop, Nina Ricci, Montblanc, Tommy Hilfiger, and Jill Stuart for whose shows he has collaborated on.
Frank B.'s impeccable technical skill allows him to cover the entire spectrum of makeup, from goth to glam, to the classically conventional, without sacrificing individuality. His invaluable artistic insight and eye for perfection have also made him a favorite among celebrities as varied as Chloë Sevigny, Claire Danes, Kate Bosworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Leighton Meester.
While anyone can be trained in technique, it takes talent and conviction to make it as an artist and brilliance to revolutionize one's art form; a brilliance that Frank B. has built his career on.