A Year In Franklin

Franklin, TN

My name is Nathan Spencer and "A year in Franklin" will be my book which will show the color, vibrancy, energy and spirit of what I consider to be one of America's best kept secret towns.

I'm British and moved to Franklin just two years ago from Los Angeles with my wife and daughter. We now also have a son, who was born here.

I hadn't even visited Tennessee until about three years ago and the place I imagined was nothing like the reality. I imagined a desolate, desert environment with old western style towns stuck in the 1800's! I could not have been more wrong. The luscious green rolling hills, forests and lakes reminded me of the best of my homeland but added to that was an amazing, modern, thriving community of people that live and work here.

I work in the Movie Industry all over the World - working with cameras on films like 'The Avengers', 'The Amazing Spider-Man', 'Inception', 'The Bourne Legacy' and 'The Dark Knight Rises'. Whilst still photography is not my work, it is certainly my hobby and my passion.

I decided to compile a collection of the photographs I'm taking of Franklin and it's people, it's architecture and stunning environment... and document a whole year for visitors and locals to enjoy forever more.