DescriptionAt porte Saint-Denis, there was a gathering of pigeons which I found to be extraordinary. They all sat still, and all seemed to be facing the same direction — kinda like Muslims all facing Mecca when praying. The stillness of the moment was broken when a man and his two daughters came upon the scene, and the eldest daughter began chasing the pigeons away.This Image also available as part of a diptych
Patrick T. Power, San Francisco, California Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement My photographs tend to reflect no real tendencies other than that I shoot what happens to catch my eye at any given moment. It might be something very commonplace and mundane; it might be something grand; it might be something I've found grand existing in the mundane.
Recently, I have discovered the rather lo-fi beauty of through-the-viewfinder (TTV) photography.
I also like to shoot panoramic photographs, most of the time without the aid of a tripod, and often of scenes one might not consider "scenic." I like the uneven shapes created by my hand-held technique (or lack of technique, you might say), though when I can, I include in my galleries versions that have been cropped to rectilinear.
Since moving to San Francisco a little over a year ago, I have become interested again in shooting film, and—if quality allows—I will upload some of those photos here.