|Rosalyn at Window|
Another emphasis for Francis, borne out of his background as an English teacher, is the infusion of poetic imagery or concept in his work. This is most evident in his Real Lyric series, which he presented to the UTSA BFA photo students in Fall 2017 (not pictured).
While I appreciate Francis' process in that series, I instead find myself drawn to some of his more traditionally narrative work, like his Capoeira For Everyone documentation (excerpted below). I admire the way his personality comes through without overtaking the subject. It feels optimistic and almost co-authored. Francis: "I make portraits because I love people."
Quote sources: http://www.afrancisart.com/httpwww-afrancisart-comabout/