THE BIG FRAME UP by Dmitry Ivanchuk


Looking through a frame allows me to creatively visualize my next photograph. As soon as I started using this style of photography I noticed how simple it was to find things that were meant to be framed. I was walking down a busy street with a frame held before my eyes. I closed one eye than the other. Every  time trying to picture how to tell a story that needs to be unleashed from a 2 dimensional rectangular box. A day spent trapping pixels in a limited space, the joy of taking photographs. I didn’t know why, this mundane task brought pleasure to the artist until it struck me:

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.”   –John Barrymore   _DSC0336 _DSC0369 _DSC0394 _DSC0562


The frame the camera lens is the door, and the happiness is the thing I am waiting to receive after I press the shutter release down. I illuminate ththe shaded colored dots and I rejoice.