Shirtless self portrait by Frank Yamrus on a beach of ankle-deep water digging clams with a pink and blue sunset in the background.
Frank Yamrus, “Sunset”


Signed, dated, and numbered, verso

Digital C-print

10 x 8 inches (Edition of 50 – Including a copy of the monograph I Feel Lucky)


The self-portrait series, “I Feel Lucky,” was originally inspired by the artist’s contemplation of impending middle age. Staring down the barrel of his 50th birthday, Yamrus began a photographic exploration that largely centered on body image—the growing gut, hanging jowls, and deepening wrinkles one begins to notice in the mirror over the years. However, the images soon began to take a turn inward as Yamrus became interested in examining pivotal moments from not only his current life but the whole expanse of his days since he was a boy. In the end, the complete series serves as a statement on identity—an examination of how one comes to be the person he or she is today.

In the book of the same title, W.M. Hunt writes: “Yamrus shows us that he has been taking measure of himself as a man and as an artist. This culmination of several years’ work is his discreet and dignified search for purpose and meaning in life.”

Frank Yamrus has been exhibiting his work internationally for over twenty years, with his photographs represented in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Victoria and Albert Museum, England; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts; and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Work by Frank Yamrus