Frank Van Imschoot was born in Gent, Belgium.
He started already taking holiday pictures en pictures of his direct surounding in the early 80′s with the Kodak Ektra 200 of his brother. He was so much into it, that his parents bought him a Minolta X300 for his 12th birthday. Wherever he was, his camera was.
He followed 2 years of evening courses to get more specialised into it and starting developing his own B&W photos in a darkroom in the early 2000.
He soon started to master a special technique often comparable with famous photographers like Daido Moriyama is to shoot with very high ASA film, day and night. Then heavily underexpose the image and then overdevelop it in the darkroom. This would result in a loss of detail but a massive gain in character.
In his pictures grey gets desolved into White or Black and people almost become silhouttes.
Around 2006 he replaced the darkroom with digital technologies which almost gives him the same satisfaction as working in a darkroom but he can make art pieces much faster.