Born and raised in Munich, Benedikt Frank previously worked as a window decorator and painter on construction sites. After shortly moving to London, he began assisting some of the most influential photographers travelling around Europe, America and Asia.
During a trip around the suburbs of some of the biggest metropolis in 2012, he had an epiphany mo-ment which sparked his love for analog photography. Benedikt is fuelled by the beauty of nature, people and life.
Specialising in narrative photography, he seeks to capture authentic and raw moments. He has an eagerness to experiment with analog, working with a range of film cameras from 4x5, 6x7, 6x45 and several 35 mm, each used to tell their own unique story.
Benedikt Frank in the following reportage series, abandons his blue chip clientele and trades it for the Appleby Horse Fair, located in Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria, England. It is one of the biggest gypsy and traveller gatherings in Europe. The fair is mainly about trading and selling horses, but also a way to show off wealth or income. The Traveller community is very special, characterized by traditional values of macho masculinity and flashy female femininity, a bizarre but colorful world existing just down the road.