About the Book
As I contemplated what to do with the many varied images I've shot in the last 18 months or so (mostly just a few minutes or hours from home in Montana and Washington) and not wanting to do just a "show and tell," the idea of pairs of photos seemed interesting.
Many of these are among the best or favorite color images I've shot recently, and some are chosen primarily because they work well with another image as a pair. A gallery just of favorite single images would contain other pictures. I was looking for combinations that had irony, humor, pathos, a shared or contrasting theme or idea, or were visual pairs.
I've begun to enjoy looking at life through the lens of the everyday though – the found, quiet, and in-between moments and random beauty. Seeing them is the exercise, and I feel I've just begun to scratch the surface. – PD
Patrick was a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times for nearly twenty years, and was also the Photo Editor the the L.A. Times Sunday Magazine for two years. His assignments have taken him all over the U.S. and far-flung parts of the world, covering stories such as the Philippine Revolution, Desert Storm, the Pope's U.S. tour, presidential campaigns, several Summer Olympics, and feature stories in Europe, Latin America, Canada, and Asia in addition to his own backyard. He has won awards from Univ. of Missouri's Pictures of the Year, the NFL Hall of Fame, Sigma Delti Chi, and has been a part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams. A project on homicide in L.A. was a finalist for the Pulitzer's Distinguished Public Service Medal, their highest award.