BIO Frankie Batista is a Los Angeles based, Cuban-American Photographer who lives for the experiences, and the people that his work calls him to collaborate with and to photograph. Originally a draftsman and painter, Frankie discovered a passion for photography and filmmaking upon completion of his studies in art and for nearly a decade, has been creating images for a variety of clientele throughout the US and Europe. Batista has photographed for international publications such as Glamour, GQ, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Mens Health, L’Officiel, Nylon, Seventeen, and People, among many others. Known for a vibrant use of color and contrast, his highly polished, often exotically bright images leap beyond the boundaries of their printed page - quickly galvanizing him a leading reputation within the industry as one of the top names working in fashion and celebrity portraiture today. Frankie currently spends his time between Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.