Photography & Sculpture -
Having taken thousands of photographs around the world --
including people and architecture – Frank was asked
by a former Hawaiian Tropic model to create
a portfolio of new photographs for her in 2001.
Since then, he has taken portraits of numerous women, including
a portrait that received third place in the Texas A&M
ArtFest contest as part of a series. In the last few years,
Frank has taken four more award-winning photographs, displayed
in the Memorial Student Center's Visual Arts Gallery. He has won 3 first-place awards in sculpture and a third-place
award in mixed media. The sculpture entitled “A Black
Morning” depicting the World Trade Towers was on display
in the George Bush Presidential Library Museum in 2002 and
again in 2004. In 2005, the museum accepted a large photograph
for a 10 month exhibition. Frank also has numerous pieces of art installed in
several establishments around College Station, Texas.
He took home a first place and a second place
for photographs in the Brazos Valley Arts Council art contest,
in October 2005. During the summer of 2006 he was commissioned
to architecturally design and finish-out a night club and a
middle eastern styled hookah lounge & bar. The job
included his making 14 custom tiled mosaic tables and
the actual bar itself.
Writing- While pursuing a master's degree
in philosophy, he developed an interest in writing. He published
80 columns in The Battalion -- Texas A&M's student newspaper
-- as well as a column in the Bryan-College Station Eagle
on his visit to Bosnia during the war. To complete his Master's
degree in philosophy, he also wrote a paper on Voodoo, visiting
and photographing the small Caribbean nation of Haiti. In
2004 as part of the Blinn College Distinguished Lecture Series
he was invited to present his video and talk on Voodoo
in Haiti to the student body.
Traveling - Before becoming a graduate student, Frank
worked on a private yacht cruising the Caribbean. He has
cross-country by motorcycle numerous times, including several
trips deep into Mexico. Each year Frank captains a sailboat
around various islands in the Caribbean. His adventures include Alaska, Mexico,
Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, The British Virgin Islands,
Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, Chile,
Germany, France, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia, Lebanon, Turkey, Taiwan, Hong Kong,
Thailand, Cambodia and India.
Dr. Frank Stanford is currently a professor in Sociology
at Blinn College . He has taught philosophy at Blinn College
and Texas A&M where he has guest lectured in Anthropology
and Sociology as well. He has also lectured in Art at the University
of Texas. Frank lives in College Station, Texas.
With degrees in psychology, philosophy and sociology,
in addition to extensive world traveling, Frank’s
studies of the nature of humankind are an integral part
of his art.