BONGIORNO Photography was created by Frank Bongiorno, 39 year old veteran Director of Photography. 

I started in Photography almost 25 years ago as an award winning high school photographer before setting out to see the world. How I see things and create images is a product of these life experiences. 

In the past 25 years I have been a first mate on an east coast sport fishing yacht, NAVY helicopter rescue swimmer and sensor operator, Advanced Life Support Paramedic, Film Director for Larry Flynt, fashion & bikini photographer and entrepreneur.

BONGIORNO Photography is now a culmination of how I see the world.  My passions lie in Swimwear and outdoor photography, although I pride myself in being able to adapt to whatever my vision or my clients' vision requires.  I produce my best work when I am creatively challenged.  

Work experience

Work experience

Freelance Cover Photographer

Playboy / Spice catalog

I was commissioned to create the Summer 2003 Playboy / Spice catalog cover.

Nov 2008 - Present

Art Director / Photographer

My Lineage Inc

As art director, project manager and photographer I created a holistic approach to the art concept for My Utilizing demographic data and the science of how colors affect human behavior I developed this concept into an artistic vision and directed a team of designers and programers  to bring this vision to life. is due to go live in the first quarter of 2009. A working copy can be viewed currently at

2007 - Present

Art Director / Photographer

Cesar's Exterior Designs

Photographer, art director and website project manager. 

As the art director and photographer, I wanted to capture the beauty and vision of Cesar's Exteriors, while helping it come to life through the use of light and angles.

2006 - Dec 2008


"The Bikini"

Leading Photographer

2005 - 2006

Cover Photographer & Columnist

REVOLT Magazine

I was hired to shoot the cover photography for Revolt, and was later asked to create the page 3 column "BONGIORNO America", a personal view of sex politics and the world we live in.

1999 - 2002

Film Director

HUSTLER Video, LFP inc

Directed the best selling erotic DVD in the world during my time with Hustler. I earned Hustler Video's first AVN Award nomination.

Jan 1994 - Feb 1996

Advanced Life Support Paramadic

I worked for two years as an Advanced Life Support ,Cardiac life Support  & neo-natal Advanced Life Support paramedic.  

Jan 1988 - Jan 1994

Aircrew Rescue Swimmer, Sensor Operator

United States Navy

I was trained in search and rescue, anti-submarine warfare, and helicopter logistics and operations.  I participated in Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Desert Calm.  I flew 186 combat sorties over Iraq and the Persian Gulf, completing over 1300 hours in helicopters over my Navy career.  





Art / Creative Director

Non linear Film/Video editor

  I maintain my own high definition editing bay  

Film Director

I own all necessary equipment to shoot HD video

Digital Photography

I own all my own Canon Digital cameras and lighting equipment.

Director of Photography