This is Frank. He works as a bartender at one of my favorite restaurants/bar in the area. When he's not bartending, he's writing, usually fiction, with healthy dose of social commentary. He actually has a typewriter tattooed on his chest. You can see the top of it in the picture. Frank's got an interesting background - he was born in Botoga, Columbia and his mom is Nicaraguan and his dad is American (he was stationed in Bogata with the U.S. military). As many military kids in the States, he's lived many places, including Reston, VA and West Point, NY. He knows his beer, wine and liquor very well and it's all from experience at the ripe age of 26...makes me wonder how he stays in such great shape. He says it's because of high metabolism from being a high school wrestler...hmmm...let's see when he hits mid 30s ;) A couple of years ago, he traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to explore his passion for wine and he ended up stayed for an entire year. He estimates he visited around 80-90 vineyard while visiting. The light wasn't very good in the restaurant which explains the heavy B&W but I kind of like it - it fits him well.


Frank is #32 in my 100 Strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at

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Taken on May 15, 2011