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Michael Frye

Original photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye
Chromogenic pigment photograph
Mounted and overmatted with 4-ply archival museum board
Original photographs are hand made, and not all sizes are kept in inventory. We will contact you within two business days with an estimated delivery date. Special orders from the photographer may take up to 4 weeks for delivery.
Prices subject to change as edition sells out
Multiple image sizes available (see Print Size options)


About Michael Frye

Michael Frye's photographs show a restless creativity in depicting the world of nature, with subject matter ranging from wildlife, to the landscapes of Yosemite Valley, to boldly colorful nighttime images of the American West.

"My 30-year-old dictionary defines photography as “The art or process of producing images of objects upon a photosensitive surface (as film in a camera) by the chemical action of light or other radiant energy.” I’m not sure about “producing images of objects.” I tell students that we don’t photograph objects, we photograph the light reflected off of objects. A great subject with poor light will make a poor photograph; an ordinary subject with great light can make a great photograph.

But I like the part about “radiant energy.” Although I’m sure Webster’s didn’t mean it this way, I think the radiant energy comes mostly from the photographer, or from the interaction between the photographer and his or her subject.

The photographs on this web site encompass two distinct bodies of work, each using very different kinds of light. One group of images was made during the day, using all the wonderful forms and textures of sunlight. The other group was made at night, combining electronic flash and flashlights (often covered with colored filters) with the dim light of the moon and stars. Although the subject matter is similar, the look and feel of the images is very different. I try to use my main tool—light—to create a mood, whether the mood is lyrical, playful, or mysterious. " ~Michael Frye

Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and is the author and photographer of The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite and Yosemite Meditations. He was also featured in the book Landscape: The World's Top Photographers. His photographs have been published in over thirty countries around the world; magazine credits include National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, American Photo, Sunset, and Texas Highways. Michael lives with his wife Claudia and son Kevin in Mariposa, California, just outside Yosemite National Park. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite since 1983.

Technical Information

Michael Frye, Photographer

Michael Frye currently uses digital processes for image control, such as color and contrast to print his images on Crystal Archive photographic paper or Epson 7600 with Ultrachrome inks. 16x20 and 20x24 print sizes are corner mounted and overmatted with 4 ply museum rag board; larger prints are mounted on Gatorfoam and overmatted with 8-ply museum rag board. Each is signed and numbered on the print, titled and numbered on the verso.

Frye has two series of images: the Nighttime Series and Daytime Series. Each series is editioned differently.


The Nighttime Series images fall into two categories, an edition of 150 total prints per image and an edition of 75 total prints per image.



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