Hank Forrest

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Mr. Forrest came to lighting while sitting in his parent’s darkened living room, watching slide shows of family travels. Photography’s ability to powerfully isolate and document scenes, captured his imagination and taught him to see the world differently. In time, Hank came to understand that it was the changing and ethereal nature of light itself that drew him to photography rather than the images themselves.

After graduating SUNY Buffalo with a Political Science – Photography degree, he found himself in Toronto, Canada initially as a photographer’s assistant, then selling photographic lighting equipment. This evolved into Hank becoming a lighting consultant to commercial photographers. His desire to expand his knowledge of lighting drew him back to New York City to pursue an MFA at Parsons School of Design’s recently announced lighting design program. An unusual portfolio and an impressive compelling letter of introduction landed him a position at FMS.

Hank has a strong interest in history, cities and beautiful places that is satisfied by traveling and swimming in as many places as possible. He is still interested in photography but now limits himself to capturing images of a documentary nature.

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