Beauty and Fashion


Happy New Year everyone!!!!

2013 was certainly an awesome year and I’m looking forward to an even better 2014.

In 2013  I signed with my agent, Farimah Milani & Associates, shot twice for Tresemme, teamed up with some amazing artists and shot some beautiful stories!

Here are some of my favorite models that I worked with in 2013!



I had seen Kerri’s other shoots for Harpers Bazaar and with photographer Koray Birand and long since been a fan. When I got the opportunity to shoot with her this past year I was extremely happy. Most wonderful energy and personality! Oh and the shots were amazing! :)

Kerri Lee Miller @ The Lions NY Kerri Lee Miller @ The Lions NY




I love shooting redheads! But in addition to her awesome hair, Jessica has to have the most perfect skin I’ve ever seen on a model. I think my retoucher will agree!

Jessica Luostarinen @Major





I shot Mila for the first time years ago. And that image still stands strong in my portfolio/book. It was such a pleasure to shoot her again this past year. See if you can find her other picture! :)

Mila @ MC2





As a rule, I generally only shoot models from agencies. It just helps things to go smoothly. When Echo asked me if I wanted to shoot, I had to say “HELL YES”! Our story ran in Glassbook Magazine.

Echo NiIttolitto





Dana was so much fun to shoot. I only had a few hours to shoot her but the results were too many good images to choose from. Such a good problem to have! :)

Dana Lopez @ The Lions NY



Although this image is one I shot of Naoumie a few years ago, I had the privilege of shooting with her again in 2013. All I can say is it’s magic once she gets in front of the camera! I love her movement and emotion. And it does help that she also gorgeous. :)


TRESemme Update

Finally got the finished ads back from TRESemme. :)







Franklin Thompson for TRESemme MBFW 2013



Jaslene Gonzalez by Franklin Thompson for GLASSbook Magazine

The entire editorial in GLASSbook with Jaslene Gonzalez by Franklin Thompson  Hair and Makeup by Christine Lewis // wardrobe by Atelier Malgorzata Dudek


Franklin Thompson Shoots for Style Mode Magazine

Check it out on

Not Your Average Model

Here’s a behind the scene pic from an awesome test today with ‘not your average model’, Echo Nittolitto. We had a fun day just shooting in my apt with Kyle Malone doing hair and Joel Vasquez on makeup, while I baked fresh cookies in between shots! Always fun shooting at home.

I don’t shoot many non-agency repped models, but when Echo contacted me and told me she’d be in NYC, I knew I had to shoot her. Bleached blonde bowl-cut with shaved sides, bleached eyebrows with tattoos on her arms and one on the side of her head .

It was nice to shoot a model who could sport tattoos and a shaved head and still do beauty :) . I’ll post again when the finals from this shoot are done.


Brand New 2013

2013 is off to a great start! I’m feeling re-energized and excited about my work. I just relaunched my website with a newer, cleaner design, added new work and ordered my new business and promo cards!

Behind the Scenes: Style Mode Magazine Shoot with Anya Kazakova

photo courtesy of Sophie Ono :D

I’m an old school guy when it come to print and magazines. I’ve found it hard to let go and realize that the future of publishing will be digital. So I’ve resisted shooting for online mags for a while. But this month I shot for Style Mode Magazine. They are a fairly new online mag but their stories and quality are A+ ! I teamed up with stylist Donald Hicks, Mann Nance for hair, Sophie Ono for makeup and model Anya Kazakova @ Wilhelmina.


Shoot NYC with Hasselblad and BronColor


Today I was a guest fashion shooter for Hasselblad and Broncolor at the annual Shoot NYC event. I had my choice of ANY of Broncolor’s awesome gear and got to shoot with Hasselblad’s H5. I chose to use Broncolor’s Para 88.

I LOVE it!!!! It’s a gorgeous light!


Shoot NYC 2012: Franklin Thompson, David Perkins and Jodi Jones from Hasselblad Bron Inc. on Vimeo.

Former America’s Next Top Model: Jaslene Gonzalez

I had the pleasure of working with Jaslene Gonzalez, former winner of cycle 8 of America’s Next Top Model. She was awesome. Jaslene worked it out on location at night in the freezing cold! All in clothing by Malgorzata Dudek.

Go Jaslene! :D