Specialty Areas

 Syracuse Nationals Car Show

Automotive Photography

Kayaks at Erie Canal Lock E2 at Waterford, NY

Special Event Photography

Mohawk Valley Community College

Architectural Photography

Erie Canal at Pittsford, NY

Travel/Tourism Photography

Fenimore Art Museum - Cooperstown

Historical Photography

Water Lily - Martins Point, Maine

Fine Arts Photography

Photo of Frank Forte

About Frank

From his base in Central New York, Frank has ready access to locations throughout New York State and the Northeast. He travels regularly for work assignments and on self-commissioned photo ventures, when he continuously seeks new opportunities to capture compelling images of the people, places, and businesses that inhabit the region.

From the colors and curves of a classic car, to the historic marvels of the Erie Canalway; the striking features of a commercial complex, to face that extrude laughter and leadership, Frank Forte's photographs don't just illustrate subjects, they put you in their presence.

"I strive to immerse viewers in the moment, to convey the same sense of emotion, wonder, beauty, or inspiration I felt when I took the photo," he explains. "I want the viewer to see the extraordinary in the ordinary - and experience the qualities and characters of people, places and things that even if they never meet, visit or touch, they will get a feel like they have. When that happens, a photo rises to the level of not just telling a unique story, but enabling the viewer to feel it as well."- F. Forte

Frank Forte work has been exhibited at the The Gannett Art Gallery at SUNY Polytechnic Institute here at Marcy campus and the Edith Langley Barrett Fine Arts Gallery at Utica College.

Frank's Journal

Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts


Previous Projects

FFP – Projects have included: Bassett Healthcare special events, golf tournaments Fly Creek Cider Mill – events, facility CS Arch – Architects and Engineering – HCCC Cafeteria interior Bonacci Architects – Commercial building projects: regional automotive dealerships, Utica Foundation office; MVCC auditorium New York State Historical Association – special events, exhibits...

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Erie Canal Lock 2 at Waterford, NY


What's Going on Now

After decades of commercial photography, covering a wide variety of assignments and subject matter I have decided to dive into another adventure to focus on one subject.  I call it "An Erie Canal Odyssey."

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Tugboat Erie (Little Falls) by Frank Forte


Winners of 2019 Erie Canalway Photo Contest

CLASSIC CANAL: 1st Place, Tugboat Erie (Little Falls) by Frank Forte, Little Falls, NY A picture is worth a thousand words. That's exactly how some shutterbugs won the 14th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. They managed to capture historical and cultural richness along the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Judges selected first,...

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