Franka M. Gabler

Lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills, and works in Fresno, CA

“Developing a connection with a place is a key for Franka to make meaningful photographs – getting familiar with its moods, searching for intimate scenes and hidden compositions, looking beyond the obvious... exploring. There is always more to discover, which keeps her inspiration going.”

Franka M. Gabler has been drawing her inspiration from subtle, moody, often intimate landscapes – compositions somewhere between detail/abstract and the wider view, beyond a mere record of a particular location. Such compositions allow for extracting unique scenes from otherwise well-known places, and often stimulate a viewer to think further.

Franka strives to depict mood and to evoke emotions with her photographs – capturing the essence of the scene and how it made her feel. The light and atmosphere in her photographs create sentimental and ethereal feeling. Photographing in misty and foggy conditions allows for making interesting compositions and interpretations by concealing distracting elements and revealing the essence.

Franka Gabler is an active member of Spectrum Art Gallery. To purchase any works from this exhibit, please contact the curator via phone at (559) 512-0457, or via email at, or visit us online at

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Being a scientist and a landscape photographer, Franka M. Gabler developed a fascination, admiration, and respect for nature. Soon after moving to California in 1997, she experienced her first wilderness backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Ever since that time, Franka has been photographing the magnificence of the high country mountains and the California landscape.

She lives in the Sierra foothills, in the small mountain town of Coarsegold, not far from Yosemite National Park. Franka’s photographs are published in several books and publications. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibits and is represented in private collections throughout the United States and abroad. She is affiliated with Stellar Gallery in Oakhurst, Spectrum Fine Art Gallery in Fresno, Ridgeline Gallery in Mariposa, and Circle Gallery in Madera, CA.

This exhibition is presented by the Fresno Yosemite International Airport Arts & Culture program, which aims to welcome travelers to the Central Valley and showcase original works by artists who call this vibrant and diverse region home.