Graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, with a double major in Film Production and Photography, Fredric started out his career in film making and moved directly to Los Angeles.
The years in Hollywood were filled with grand distractions: production manager and film editor on several feature films, film editor for Orson Welles, still photographer for Capitol Records, CBS Television Network on-air promotion writer/producer (including the “infamous” “Who shot J.R.?” campaign), Writers Guild of America screenwriter, and Pita Bread truck driver.
Feeling a strong need to get back to a more personal approach to storytelling and visuals, Fredric returned to his still camera and the natural landscape that he cherished and sorely missed. In order to capture the natural beauty without compromise, he needed to shoot with the largest camera possible. He taught himself the large format view camera and, as long as his back holds out, will continue working in this age-old tradition. His drive for an authentic natural image has led to many a 3:00am morning waiting for the scene to develop.
Fredric has been featured in galleries nationwide, museums, and respected professionals’ homes and offices, including Tom Brokaw, Woody Guthrie, and the Ansel Adams family. He has also published a coffee table book endorsed by the Albert Schweitzer Foundation featuring his work alongside the words of Albert Schweitzer. Winner of the “Best of Vail” award for the 2000 season, Fredric has also been featured on the cover of Art Collector magazine and was the exclusive photographer for the Wilderness Society’s SAVE OUR PARKS campaign featuring natural landscape images of the National Park System.
The approximately 100 images in Fredric’s collection were all shot with large format camera using 4″ x 5″ film transparencies. The original transparency has been, to the utmost detail, digitized to Fredric’s original pre-visualized (using Ansel Adams’ language) image. All images are printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper and coated with satin lustre protection. Deluxe black framing included. There is no glass necessary, allowing the image to fully envelop the viewer.
~ Fredric Shore