Frank Baudino is a retired family physician who continues to do medical volunteer work in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. He began darkroom work at the age of 10 and currently uses both digital capture and large format film capture. He has had solo exhibitions of his work from Cuba and Sudan. One of his works was recently selected for the PhotoPlace gallery juried exhibition Portraiture: Expression and Gesture.
My photographic work is devoted to black and white “social documentary” photography (also known as street photography) and portraiture. My unposed work is taken from my travels to Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Sicily, and Mexico. I feel my images are most successful when they portray the beauty and poetry of everyday life. As for the choice of black and white, I agree with Robert Frank who said, “Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”