Frank Moffat St Cuthbert's Church, Lothian Road 1882


Born about 1853
Died 1912
Nationality Scottish

Frank P. Moffat inherited the family photography business in Edinburgh from his father, John, in 1894. At a time when photographic portraiture was becoming both cheaper and more elaborate, Moffat concentrated on the upper end of the market, building up a business founded on what he described as 'high class portraiture - not upon low prices'. Known as a hard-headed businessman, he climbed to the top of his profession and was elected president of the Professional Photographers' Association shortly before his death in 1912.