Peter Frank Edwards
Based in Charleston, South Carolina
I was born in Charleston, SC to a big family of hard workers who loved to socialize and party together on weekends and holidays. Things could get loud and I loved it all – soaking it in from the sidelines while looking through my View-Master or tearing apart an old radio to figure out how the sound came out. Sometimes I was called on to make a martini ( I can make one for you (and me), if you’d like). Later, I studied anthropology in college and underwater archaeology in graduate school. Between my studies I played in a band, cooked in restaurants, setup a darkroom, and assisted some great photographers. I decided I wanted to take pictures and make a career of it. I moved to Berlin, traveled lots, and ultimately returned to the South. I’ve been fortunate to work with some great creatives in the advertising and editorial worlds – telling stories with pictures of people, travel, and food. Clients include: AARP, American Express, Art Culinaire, Artisan, Beam, Inc., Bon Appetit, Bulleit Bourbon, ChefWear, Conde Nast Traveler, Cooking Light, Country Living, Denny’s, Dwell, Food Arts, Food&Wine, Fresh Produce, Gallo, GQ, Hemispheres, Hostess Brands, Intercontinental Hotels, Le Creuset, Maine Magazine, Maker’s Mark, Martha Stewart Living, Mazda, Men’s Journal, The New York Times Magazine, Old Port, Outside, Ski, Southern Living, Story Farm, Time Inc., Travel+Leisure, Virtuoso Life, Wall Street Journal, Winkreative. I’m proud to be a contributing photographer to Garden&Gun, Maine and Charleston magazines. My work has been exhibited in the James Beard House, and both an editorial feature on oysters, and a book I photographed with my friend Chef Sean Brock, Heritage, have won James Beard Awards. A cookbook I photographed with Sara Foster won an IACP award for photography. When not on assignment I enjoy cycling, fishing, cooking, connecting with people, tinkering with vintage audio, and collecting oysters from the banks of the nearby Folly River. My friends call me lots of names, but I generally go by "Frank".