From David Walker’s article for Photo District News:
In addition to her fine-art work, Frances F. Denny shoots editorial and commercial assignments, specializing in evocative and empowering portraits of women. As an undergraduate, Denny studied the representations of women in art and literature, and what she learned informs her depictions of women.
“I think of my subjects as individuals. I try not to push them into cookie-cutter poses, or ideas of how women are supposed to look, whether that be really skinny, or sexy in a contrived way,” Denny says. “I try to read the person’s energy before I take my camera out. I’m trying to watch them, take their temperature. Do they seem really shy? Or a little excited to have their picture taken? Or maybe a lot excited? I want to have fun with it.”