FALLING IN LOVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY
Although his initial goal was sports photography and related products, a road trip to the Gaspe Peninsula presented his true passion. “I fell in love with nature,” he said. “I want to travel the world, see these amazing places. I want to capture them as best as I can and make the viewer feel like he is standing there.” Nature and landscape are some of the hardest photographs to capture. The immense detail we see in person viewing a beautiful scene feels impossible to recreate on camera. “One picture will not recreate the feeling,” he said. Di Fruscia’s strategy is simple: “I use a wideangle lens to try to capture as much as I can, and get the viewer in by having a close foreground element.” He also plays with lighting and exposure, and layers different aspects of the scene to achieve his fantastical results. He captures peace with his camera.
Di Fruscia has one goal for his art: “I love to be that moment of peace,” he said. “I give my photos a visionary, dreamy, or fairy tale aspect.” He hopes people feel similar viewing his photos to how he feels shooting them: connection to nature, peace, and wonder.
Mastering nature and landscape photography is not the only credit to Patrick Di Fruscia’s success. “You need to set yourself apart,” he said. “You need to include more than just beautiful pictures. Incorporate yourself into your photos.”
To do this, Di Fruscia dedicates huge amounts of time to promoting his brand, and engaging closely with his audience. He also prints in small batches, so each photograph purchased feels exclusive—a personal exchange between artist and buyer.
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