“Martial Arts, like any art, is an unrestricted athletic expression of an individual soul.” ~ Bruce Lee

“Martial Arts is so much more than just kicking and punching, it’s a lifestyle.” Francine says. “I have been training martial arts for 20 years and it has had an incredibly positive impact on my life. If my photography can be a vehicle that opens up martial arts for others, I will make sure it does so.”

As Australia’s leading Martial Arts Photographer, Francine’s mission is to help martial arts academies stand out by creating exceptional visual content for them. Her unique approach shows the depth of being a student and practitioner of the arts and she has created a very impressive body of work in this niche. Francine believes that it takes a martial artist to capture the true essence of martial arts.

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