Donald's photographic life started at age 11 with a Polaroid camera. When he was 14, a neighboring classmate came over with a developing kit and the technical journey began with loading film onto a reel in a linen closet with a towel stuffed under the door to block out light. Delighted that his negatives came out at the kitchen sink, Donald began to go deeper into the processes and methods of how film works.
This began the evolution of a style leaning towards higher film sensitivities and photographs in low-light and at night. By high-school his telephoto lens was focused on the Friday night football action in black and white. Using high-speed Ektachromes and his own custom developing process Donald found a passion for low-light color photography. By age 22, with training from the famous Ilford company, Donald was producing deeply saturated color prints in his own darkroom.
In the many years that followed his experience served him well and the professional jobs were varied. Professionally he has worked commercially as a car, portrait, event, nature and even crime scene photographer. Donald worked as a darkroom technician in the Dade County Public Safety Department, more commonly known today as "CSI Miami".
"My set of brushes and palette consists of knowing f-stops in relation to depth of field, at what speed a shutter will prevent or provide a blur, when a child will smile or when a bird will fly. Careful composition is king and my vision for it is passionate. The camera doesn't lie...but it will tell you stories."
Donald Frame's Artist Prints are printed with dye-based archival inks on premium paper.
Prints are rated to last 100 years under normal display and 200 years when filed in an archive.
Prints in production are handled with cotton gloves and are stored in acid-free environments.
Size: 9 items