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Eric J. Franke is a prolific Big Island artist, known for his stark photography of Hawaiian landscapes as well as his emotive portraiture. Able to find something magical in seemingly mundane moments, his style combines muted but rich tones in isolated compositions, often leaving space for the viewer to exist with and in his scenes. His style draws upon his experiences growing up in Hawaii, and his love for beauty, adventure, mystery, discovery, and story.

Born and raised in Kona, Eric moved to O’ahu to attend University of Hawai’i at Manoa and attained a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications. Aside from the visual arts, Eric is a lifelong soccer player and longtime coach. He splits his time between the beach and the forest and can often be found playing music with friends. He has four sisters, five nephews, three nieces, and a couple of parents. Eric loves to study Hawaiian language and history, eat chocolate chip cookies, and his favorite color is blue.