Fred Collins has been immersed in photography since 1967, when his father handed him a camera before they were to embark upon a trans-Atlantic voyage on a small sloop with the instructions to read the manual and photograph the journey.
He attended the Art Institute of Boston and then moved to Manhattan where he worked as an assistant to an advertising photographer. In 1973, he returned to Boston, opened his own studio, and began working for advertising agencies and graphic design firms. His commercial assignments have taken him across the country and around the world. Additionally, he began to teach courses on lighting at the Art Institute of Boston. For more than thirty-five years, along with his commercial work, Fred has continued to develop a portfolio of Fine Art Photography.
Fred derives influence on his own vision from photographers Irving Penn and Minor White, with their careful, yet simple compositions and sensitive awareness of light.