Lucy Franzen
Photographer

Lucy Franzen is a portrait and documentary photographer based in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is not a photographer by training, rather, she has Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Rochester and the University of Glasgow, respectively.

Upon discovering photography as a means of creative expression while studying for her degree in Rochester, the birthplace of Kodak, her eyes were opened to the transformative quality of light and to the beauty of the everyday. Lucy’s practice currently centers around environmental portraiture, in an effort to capture other’s experiences of home as she settles into the city that she has decided to make her own.

She combines her love of art with her technical background in engineering, along with both digital and film photography, to explore light as a subject, rather than a medium, along with themes of warmth, connection, simplicity, and home.

Lucy Franzen
Photographer

Lucy Franzen is a portrait and documentary photographer based in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is not a photographer by training, rather, she has Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Rochester and the University of Glasgow, respectively.

Upon discovering photography as a means of creative expression while studying for her degree in Rochester, the birthplace of Kodak, her eyes were opened to the transformative quality of light and to the beauty of the everyday. Lucy’s practice currently centers around environmental portraiture, in an effort to capture other’s experiences of home as she settles into the city that she has decided to make her own.

She combines her love of art with her technical background in engineering, along with both digital and film photography, to explore light as a subject, rather than a medium, along with themes of warmth, connection, simplicity, and home.

  • Maria Sturm: You Don’t Look Native to Me
    Publication
    Void
    International
    In 2011, Maria Sturm began to photograph the lives of young people from the Lumbee Tribe around Pembroke, Robeson County, North Carolina. Through the process of documenting their lives, Sturm began to question her own understanding of what it means to be Native American. Her new book You Don’t Look Native to Me combines photographs with interviews and texts to preconceptions and show Native identity not as fixed, but evolving and redefining itself with each generation. (more…)
  • Patrick Weldé: Freiheit
    Publication
    Goswell Road
    International
    On the occasion of our exhibition with Weldé at CFAlive Milan L’AMOUR TOUJOURS, we publish a new edition of the previously sold-out book that we produced with Weldé in 2017, FREIHEIT. All of the photographs in FREIHEIT were taken by Weldé on disposable cameras between 2011-2015. They show a tender side to the artist and his friend circle, and the purest form of trust. (more…)