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Summary

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

Freelance Cover Photographer

Playboy / Spice catalog

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

Nov 2008Present

Art Director / Photographer

My Lineage Inc

As art director, project manager and photographer I created a holistic approach to the art concept for My Lineage.com. 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. 

www.mylineage.com is due to go live in the first quarter of 2009. A working copy can be viewed currently at http://panther.comentum.com/~mylinea/index

2007Present

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.

2006Dec 2008

Photographer

"The Bikini"

Leading Photographer

20052006

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.

19992002

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 1994Feb 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 1988Jan 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.  

References

Cesar Hernandez

" Take one look at my website and you can see why I chose BONGIORNO Photography. " www.cesarsexteriordesigns.com

"Frank's professionalism and skill with light and camera are unsurpassed." 

Cathrine Black

"Frank Bongiorno has provided incredible cover photography for my magazines in the past 2 years. Over this period Downtown Magazines ad sales have risen over 25%."  

Anthony Carolan

"Frank Bongiorno was hired to provide photography and art direction for our website."  

"He brought to this project a level of innovation that has far exceeded our expectations".  

"Frank expertly used science and demographic research to create an artistic vision that specifically targeted our customers."

We couldn't be happier... 

Portfolio

Portfolio

Skills

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