Instant Gratification in the Digital Age


“An instant, a suspended moment, a frozen story, a decisive moment, an extract from a movie… a photographic board extending the reflection in the same way as we could contemplate a painting.” Banner image and words courtesy of Ersen Sariozkan


The Life Framer editors make their pick of the images and stories not included in the judge’s selection for our ‘An Instant’ theme.

Following Olivia Arthur’s selection of winning images for our theme ‘An Instant’, this compilation of 20 images represents some of the other talented photographers whose work struck us and left a mark. Some are more literal representations of the street, and others are more abstract, but each one is a stunning image worthy of exposure and attention. These are intended to be a conversation starter… so feel free to join the discussion on our social networks.


Image courtesy of Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet

Henning SPettersen Photography

Image courtesy of Henning S Pettersen

stefano vergari photography

Image courtesy of Stefano Vergari

Image courtesy of Marcello Perino


Images courtesy of Eliso Tsintsabadze (left) and Brenda Vaiani (right)

“I started this project ‘Something is falling something is not’ a year ago as a consequence of my relationship with the sky: in those times I would go out from my home every night just to take a deep breath and take a step back from negative thoughts. Every time I looked up at the sky I saw myself in each majestic cloud – clouds that appear to be falling from a sky that is never completely dark”. – Brenda Viaini

Marie Meneau

Images courtesy of Marie Meneau

This photograph takes place on Maidan square in Kiev, Ukraine during the revolution 2014.The square became a military zone and an important spot for internationals medias. Despite the danger, citizen, such as these two women, kept crossing the square to go to the post office, grocery shop etc….Tired of being pictured and recorded without their knowledge by medias they appear on this photograph with covered face to express their disagreement.” – Marie Meneau



Photo courtesy of Verl Adams


Photo courtesy of Andy N Smith

“As an artist, all of my work is derived from the observations I make; all with the purpose of creating a mental documentation, bookmarking moments, all falling under a broad series I call Pattern Memory” – Andy N Smith

Aleksei Kazantsev

Image courtesy of Aleksei Kazantsev




Image courtesy of Benjamin Boshart

Joeri Van VeenImage courtesy of Joeri Van Veen


Image courtesy of Andrea Nuvoloni


Image courtesy of Jarod Lew

“This image is from my project ‘Maybe I’ll See You There’, which documents the aftermath of Detroit’s decline and its uncertain future. There is a resurgence of hope that Detroit can promise a better life for anyone – if they can afford it. New commercial developments overshadow the city’s history, glossing over it with a fresh coat of paint while overlooking the locals who are still enduring what seems like a never-ending past. Using the desolate cityscape as the backdrop, I wander through this landscape either by foot or in a car, searching for a past creeping along with the present. By creating a narrative that is sincere to everyday life in Detroit, I hope to raise questions that need to be asked when in search of something that is slowly being hidden away”. – Jarod Lew


Image courtesy of Vit Person













Image courtesy of Christos Kapatos


Image courtesy of Paul Lavergne

“This image is of a father holding a child while a train passes by. The family live along the train rails in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The love and tenderness by which the father was holding the child is what capture my attention.”


Image courtesy of Carl Shubs

Ralph Ulysse Photography

Image courtesy of Ralph Ulysse