DescriptionTaken in Chicago's O'Hare International Airport
At the time, I'd had a recent discussion with friends about how nuns tend to not wear habits anymore... that years ago, they were given the green light to wear street clothes. I also just recalled being told in grade school that nuns were allowed only to travel in pairs.
So, when I saw this nun in the airport, I was thrilled to see that she was on my flight, that I might get a chance to photograph her. I nearly leaped out of my pants (sorry for that visual) when I saw this scene immediately across from where I was sitting. I was very lucky to get this, however, as I shot it just as people were lining up for our flight. Someone had just walked by (to the left) for me to grab this.
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.