The Swing 606

PrizeHonorable Mention
Companydimitre photography
City/CountryChicago, United States
Photo Date2012
Technical InfoPanasonic DMC-LX5
Entry Description

Swinging higher and higher.

About Photographer

“Photographs do more than capture moments. The good ones convey passion and inspire their viewers. A good image is not just a souvenir. It’s an adventure in the mind,” says Dimitre. Since the age of ten, Dimitre has been capturing extraordinary moments and bestowing his gifts of childlike wonderment upon the rest of us. Throughout the years, he has honed his remarkable talent and skill to reveal a viewpoint that both inspires and incites a unique reverence for what he 
wants us to see. Dimitre has spent two decades in Chicago moving easily between the worlds of fine art, commercial and architectural photography. Providing the art for ten floors of the Exelon corporate headquarters in downtown Chicago has been his biggest commission to date. While, a series of skylines from his west loop loft welcomed visitors to “One City; Many Colors” at Midway Airport. In addition, his work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Chicago Magazine, CRN Magazine, and a host of others. His work is varied, with recent emphasis on commissions for architectural photography, and his clients have included RTKL, HDR, VOA Associates, Bauer Latoza Studio, and Proteus Group. Public shows have ranged from 52 canvas prints in the staff commissary at Burning Man to “Above Beyond” a collection of Chicago bridge and skyline portraits at the Union League Club of Chicago. His most recent show, “Chicago: One City, Many Colors” at the Jackson Junge Gallery added yet another perspective of the uniquely brilliant city skylines. His portrait of the Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) was installed as part of the downtown Chicago River Walk in 2009-2010. 
His baseball images became a calendar produced with the Chicago White Sox by illustrators from Munro Campagna. Dimitre also donates his photographic skills to Burners Without Borders, the grassroots, volunteer organization that rose from the rubble of Katrina. Today, BWB summons the audacious creativity of Burning Man and transports it back to our own communities to solve real world problems. Dimitre is excited to take part in those solutions and witness the power of his photography to engage a viewer, tell a story and potentially make a difference. “Taking pictures is how I breathe,” says Dimitre.